CORAL SPRINGS WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS
CORAL SPRINGS WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS
Have You Lost A Loved One To Wrongful Death in Coral Springs
Childbirth is a happy and joyous occasion for expecting parents. The excitement of welcoming their newborn into the world is indeed a joyous moment. However, unfortunately, for some expecting parents, this joyous moment becomes devastating when the negligence of the hospital, its staff or the medical practitioner causes birth injuries to the newborn and eventually leads to wrongful death.
Although nothing can compensate and make up for the loss of your newborn’s wrongful death, seeking out legal assistance from our team of experienced and qualified Coral Springs wrongful death lawyers can at least serve you justice—giving you a sense of closure. In other words, according to the law of the State of Florida, the medical staff or facility at fault can be held accountable for their mistakes.
Coral Springs Wrongful Death During Child Birth
Statistics show that out of every 1000 births, at least six or eight children are born with birth injuries and defects. This means that nearly 1 in every 9714 children is born with birth injuries. Furthermore, 28,000 infants are born with birth injuries annually translating into 2,333 each month, 538 each week, 76 per day, and 3 per hour. So, unfortunately, every 20 minutes, an innocent infant is injured due to the medical practitioner or staff negligence altering the life of both the parents and the child indefinitely.
The most common birth injuries that can lead to wrongful deaths are as follows:
Hypoxia is a medical condition where a baby’s brain is starved of oxygen either before delivery, during delivery, or after it. This condition can result in birth injury, and when not addressed timely, it can progress into cerebral palsy and even death. Research shows that hypoxia is one of the top causes of infant deaths during delivery.
Hypoxia can occur in infants due to numerous reasons. Some of them include:
- Umbilical cord related injuries
- Congenital heart diseases
- Placental abruption (when the placental lining separates from the mother’s uterus)
- Cardiovascular collapse
- Umbilical cord prolapse (this is when the umbilical cord slips out before the baby or at the same time as the baby)
- Oxygen deprivation
- Shoulder dystocia (when the shoulder of the baby gets stuck in the pubic bone of the mother during labor)
- Abnormality in the brain blood vessels
Though partial hypoxia can’t be avoided entirely, medical staff and the doctors must be vigilant and must keep a close eye on the infant for any signs that they may not be receiving oxygen. However, if the medical team at the hospital fails to recognize the signs of hypoxia in the infant and don’t provide timely treatment, then they shall be held responsible for their negligence.
If the blood flow of an infant is insufficient, then the staff should recognize the problem and provide adequate treatment because restricted blood flow can lead to infant death. This condition is also known as placental insufficiency.
The placenta is an organ that grows inside the womb at the time of pregnancy. Its primary functions include:
- Moving oxygen into the bloodstream of the baby
- Carrying carbon dioxide away
- Passing essential nutrients to the baby for development and growth
- Transfer waste for disposal
Though uncommon, placental insufficiency can lead to serious complications. It occurs when the placenta doesn’t develop properly and thus gets damaged. This reduced flow of blood is marked by the reduction in the blood supply of the mother. Serious complications can occur when the blood supply of the mother does not increase adequately by mid-pregnancy.
When the placenta malfunctions, it is unable to adequately or sufficiently supply oxygen or nutrients to the baby in from the bloodstream of the mother. Thus, without the vital support, the baby is unable to grow and thrive as it should. This results in low birth weight, birth defects, and premature birth. Moreover, it carries an increased risk of complications for the mother. If not treated the right way and in a timely manner, this can result in the death of the infant.
Traumatic Delivery Injuries
Traumatic delivery injuries are the top causes of wrongful infant deaths, especially in cases where delivery is extraordinarily difficult, and the doctors may respond to such emergencies poorly. Inexperienced doctors in such situations have fatally injured infants by mishandling the placement of or the force used with tools like forceps and vacuum extractors.
Other trauma delivery injuries also include:
- Antepartum Hemorrhage
- Placental Abruption
- Uterine Rupture
- Untreated Newborn Jaundice
- Spinal cord damage
Speak With A Coral Springs Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
Some infant deaths can be caused due to unexplained phenomenon while others are caused due to the negligence and carelessness of the medical staff and doctors. Therefore it is advisable to contact Coral Springs wrongful death lawyers to conduct extensive research and in-depth investigation that goes into determining the responsibility of the medical team and the ultimate cause of an infant’s wrongful death. State laws require that the wrongful death lawyers prove that an infant that died due to malpractice was considered viable. This means that the infant could have survived if the staff wasn’t negligent.
So, if you’ve lost your newborn due to the negligence of the facility, doctors, or the medical staff, then get in touch with us right away. Discuss your case with our team of experienced Coral Springs personal injury lawyers. We will review your case and provide you with the best course of legal action in your situation. Contact us at (954) 999-9900 or fill our our free case evaluation form today. We’ll help you explore legal options on how to hold the physician and staff members accountable. Our goal is to help you get justice.