Low Birthweight Birth Injuries
Whether born early or full term, underweight infants can face a number of challenges that range from developmental issues to fighting for survival. Underweight babies may sustain problems with their brains, lungs, hearts, and other organs, including bones. While some sustained injuries related to being underweight may resolve or partially resolve over time, others can have long-lasting detrimental effects that affect an infant’s long-term quality of life. According to the March of Dimes and other respected entities, being born with a low birthweight may predispose individuals to heart, pancreas, and kidney issues, among other things, later in life. Proper medical monitoring of both mother and baby is crucial both to avoid and address issues involving low birthweights in infants.
In some instances, infants are born underweight due to medical malpractice negligence. For example, in cases in which improper medical diagnosis or treatment or a lack of proper health monitoring occurs prior to birth. In others, underweight infants may sustain birth injuries due to medical malpractice during the actual birthing process. Precision and care must be used during labor and delivery to avoid low birthweight birth injuries of this type.
Those who are victims of Low Birthweight Birth Injuries often seek expert legal help. In provable cases of low birthweight birth injuries, fair compensation is a crucial element of a potential legal settlement. Long-term costs and cost increases for required surgeries, medical supplies, medications, and specialty services must be carefully considered and effectively calculated into a settlement agreement.
Selecting an experienced expert birth injury lawyer or legal team is essential to help ensure both justice and fair compensation. Noted South Florida Lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s goal is to obtain justice for individuals and families who are victims of Low Birthweight Birth Injuries.
The professional legal team at Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing its clients with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm reviews and handles a wide range of cases involving birth injuries, medical malpractice negligence, and negligent security, as well as any other provable acts of negligence that result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
For additional information or to inquire about hiring expert legal representation for a potential medical malpractice negligence case, including those involving Low Birthweight Birth Injuries, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.