About Birth Injuries
Lakeland Birth Injury Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Birth Delivery Injury / Birth Defect Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
Birth injuries is how the legal community define the damage or injury done to an infant before, during, or just after the birthing process. There are various types of birth injuries as well as various levels of severity. Some birth injuries are temporary, while others last a lifetime. Some birth injuries are immediately noticeable, while others may not be realized until the child starts attending school.
Brain-related birth injuries can manifest themselves in various ways. These injuries are most often caused by the deprivation of oxygen during the delivery process. The term “Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy” is a general term that describes the depravation of the infant’s oxygen during the birthing process and the consequences that result from that deficiency.
Brain-related birth injuries include anoxia, hypoxia, birth asphyxia, perinatal asphyxia, brain ischemia, brain hemorrhage, and cerebral palsy, with cerebral palsy topping the list of most common birth-related brain injuries. Often, cerebral palsy is though to be a muscle-related ailment, because many who suffer from it have partial to complete loss of muscle control. However, it is actually a brain-related injury because it affects the way the brain communicates with the body’s muscles.
Other birth injuries that arise during delivery are often caused by the tools used to aid the delivery such as forceps, a vacuum extractor, or other surgical tools. These injuries can cause temporary or permanent disfigurement as well as other physical problems. Additional difficulties may be caused because of a reaction to medication administered during delivery or medical staff mishandling the infant. Some of these birth injuries may include lacerations, broken or fractured bones, or even skull fractures. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for a difficult delivery to lead to the infant developing a condition related to hypertension or high blood pressure. This can lead to a rapid heartbeat, cyanosis (which is a bluish tinge to the skin that results from poor circulation or inadequate oxygenation of the blood), or even a heart murmur.
If your baby was injured or died as a result of a birth injury or preventable birth defect and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Birth Injuries, including birth defects, developmental delays, muscle damage, brain damage, nerve damage, heart damage, organ damage, broken bones, infection, stroke, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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