Cephalohematoma & Birth Injury Lawsuits
Miami Birth Injury Attorneys Serving Families Across Florida
Infant cephalohematoma is a medical condition characterized by the pooling of blood between the skull bone and periosteum, or tissue lining the bones, which may occur during labor and delivery. Although there may be instances where there is no indication of injury, there can be evidence of birth trauma, including preventable trauma caused by the negligent or substandard care of physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals who facilitate the birthing process.
If your child suffered a cephalohematoma or other birth injuries that could and should have been prevented, you may have the right to seek justice and compensation for your losses by taking legal action. At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Miami trial lawyers are available to help you take the steps toward understanding your rights, medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuits, and how we can fight on your behalf.
Freidin Brown, P.A. is a Miami-based law firm that has earned national recognition for our work handling personal injury and medical malpractice cases, including birth injury lawsuits. Learn more about our award-winning team and your case, by calling (888) 650-0918 or contacting us online for a FREE consultation.
Infant Cephalohematoma Causes & Risk Factors
Preventable cephalohematoma can be caused by negligence and medical malpractice. This is particularly true when attending nurses, physicians, or other health care providers fail to meet their legal duty to provide care in accordance to established standards. For example, there are several preventable causes and risk factors that may result in the condition, including:
- Improper use of forceps, vacuum extractors, or surgical tools
- Failures to accurately assess the size of a baby, including infants with head’s larger than the birth canal
- Failures to identify unnatural or distressed positioning of babies prior to delivery or address potential complications, including umbilical cord complications
- Failures to perform a C-section or delays to perform a C-section
- Improper induction of labor, including improper use of labor-inducing drugs
- Failures to monitor mothers and babies for signs of distress during birth
When these or other factors lead to cephalohematoma, babies may not display any behavioral symptoms, as these injuries are internal. However, the condition can lead to more serious complications or birth injuries, including anemia, infections, jaundice, and disfigurement or bulging of the head. It can also coincide with or increase risks for brain damage, conditions such as cerebral palsy, and other long-term if not life-altering developmental problems.
Birth Injury Lawsuits
Whether uncontrollable risk factors or complications arise or not, medical professionals have a legal obligation to provide acceptable treatment, reduce and manage risks when possible, and take steps to avoid birth injuries that could and should be prevented. When determining whether doctors or others failed in this regard, our legal team conducts meticulous investigations, and often works with medical experts who can provide insight and testimony into how providers failed to treat patients as they should have in order to avoid injuries. By helping clients pursue birth injury lawsuits, we aim to hold negligent parties accountable for their failures, and liable for the economic and non-economic damages victims suffered.
Discuss Your Case During a FREE Consultation
Our proven attorneys at Freidin Brown, P.A. know preventable birth injuries can upend the lives of families, and may forever alter the futures of newborns. If you have questions about your rights and legal options, and whether you may have grounds to pursue a potential civil lawsuit, our caring and compassionate team is standing by to help. During a free consultation, we can personally evaluate your case, explore whether injuries and damages may have been preventable, and discuss how we can guide you through every phase of the legal process. Our firm is committed to seeking the justice and financial compensation you deserve.
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