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.
A “Birth Injury” is damage or injury that occurs to infants before, during, or immediately following birth. There are various types of birth injuries as well as various levels of severity. Some birth injuries are temporary, while others last a lifetime. Oftentimes, birth injuries are noticeable right away. However, many of such injuries aren't recognized until the child starts school.
Brain-related birth injuries can manifest in various ways. Oxygen deprivation during delivery causes most brain-related birth injuries. “Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy” describes the depravation of the infant’s oxygen during birth and the consequences that result from that deficiency.
Cerebral palsy tops the list of the most common birth-related brain injuries. Others include anoxia, hypoxia, birth asphyxia, perinatal asphyxia, brain ischemia, and brain hemorrhage. Cerebral palsy is often mistaken for a muscle ailment. This is because many who suffer from it have lost some degree of muscle control. However, because cerebral palsy affects the way the brain communicates with the body’s muscles, it is actually a brain injury.
Other birth injuries are commonly caused by forceps, vacuum extractors, or other surgical tools used to aid in delivery. These injuries can cause temporary or permanent disfigurement as well as other physical problems. Additional difficulties may be caused by a reaction to medication administered during delivery or medical staff mishandling the infant. 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 hypertension or high blood pressure. This can lead to a rapid heartbeat, cyanosis (a bluish tinge to the skin resulting from poor circulation or inadequate oxygenation of the blood), or even heart murmurs.
Dean Burnetti Law Can Help...
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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