Infant Eye Injuries Birth Injuries In Instrument-Assisted Delivery
All birth injuries are devastating, particularly those that create long-term or permanent deficits and hardships for infants and families. Among the most troubling are eye-related (ocular) birth injuries due to medical malpractice negligence, many of which occur during instrument-related delivery via the use of forceps.1 Research has shown that infant eye injuries include corneal abrasions, hemorrhages in the eye, scarring, and permanent loss of visual acuity.2
Other related injuries include damage to the eyelids, which can result in the need for multiple surgeries and may result in permanent facial deformity.2
In some cases, more than one incidence of medical malpractice negligence by separate parties may occur in such scenarios. As securing immediate attention and treatment of the affected eye or eyes by an ophthalmologist is critical in specific instances — including in situations involving corneal abrasions —failure to do so can result in additional damage to an infant’s eye or eyes.1,3
In most cases of provable birth injury medical malpractice negligence involving infant eye injuries, legal assistance is sought. The goal in provable birth injury medical malpractice negligence cases is two-faceted: to seek justice and maximize the compensation a child, mother, and/or family receives in order to ensure the ability to provide care for a birth-injured infant’s needs now and in the future.
Record-breaking birth injury medical malpractice negligence lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. of Miami’s noted Mallard & Sharp, P.A. law firm’s goal is to obtain justice for families whose infant has been the victim of birth injury medical malpractice negligence. Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing all clients with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm is highly recognized for handling cases that involve infant or maternal birth injuries, medical malpractice, and negligent security, as well as any other acts of provable negligence that have caused catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.
For additional information, or to inquire about expert legal representation for a potential medical malpractice negligence birth injury lawsuit case involving an infant eye injury, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.