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Birth Injury Lawsuits

Cerebral Palsy & Birth Injury Lawsuits: Understanding Your Right to Damages

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It is an unfortunate truth that serious disorders like cerebral palsy are often associated with preventable mistakes made by medical professionals during pregnancy and childbirth, and that such conditions can have far-reaching and life-altering repercussions for victims and families. Because those challenges can be immense, families should know and understand their rights when it… Read More »

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Pregnancy

Failure to Identify & Address Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

According to a study conducted by doctors for the Florida Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Orlando, approximately 3 percent of pregnant mothers experience “preterm premature rupture of membranes” (PPROM) before 37 weeks gestation. PROM occurs when fetal membranes (such as the amniotic sac and secondary umbilical vesicle) rupture before labor begins, placing unborn… Read More »

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Baby and Mother

Common Labor & Delivery Mistakes That May Lead to a Birth Injury

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Birth injuries are among the most difficult cases we handle at Freidin Brown, P.A., and for many reasons. Not only do birth injuries impact families in profound and often life-altering ways, they also create high stakes for victims who deserve justice and depend on full compensation to address their new and difficult circumstances. Additionally,… Read More »

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Stethoscope on Infant

Common Birth Injuries in Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When it comes to medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuits, medical professionals have an obligation to provide acceptable care, appropriately manage risks, and reduce the potential for preventable harm suffered by mothers or babies. Unfortunately, both babies and mothers can face risks of preventable birth injuries, particularly when the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare… Read More »

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Cerebral Palsy: Frequently Asked Questions

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Cerebral palsy is a group of movement disorders that occurs as the result of brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth, and it can have far-reaching consequences for children and their families. As birth injury lawyers who fight on behalf of victims across Florida, our Miami trial lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. have… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules in Florida: What Victims Need to Know

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Florida has written laws that define the rights of victims who suffer injuries and damages as a result of medical malpractice, as well as procedural rules regarding how these cases are handled. While victims have the right to seek justice and financial compensation after being harmed by substandard medical care, the process of filing… Read More »

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The Potential Dangers of a Forceps Delivery

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

In some cases when a woman is giving birth, forceps are used to help get the baby out of the birth canal. Forceps are often used by doctors if: The baby has reached the birth canal head-first, but the mother is unable to push him or her out. The baby is facing upward instead… Read More »

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What Is Birth Trauma?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

During the birth process, a number of forces are being exerted on the child who is being born and on the mother who is giving birth. Birth trauma can be caused by any number of circumstances that can occur during labor as well as during the delivery of a child. This trauma can have… Read More »

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What Is the Most Common Birth Injury?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We’ve talked here before about the various types of birth injuries, and in some cases long-lasting disabilities, that can occur to a baby as he or she is being born. Of all of the injuries that can occur during childbirth, however, the most common involve clavicle (collarbone) fractures. These can happen for a number… Read More »

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Birth Injury or Birth Defect?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When a mother gives birth to her baby, the only thing she usually hopes for is a healthy baby. If the baby has been subjected to medical negligence, though, or a doctor’s error, the happiness of the baby’s birth can quickly become devastation. A birth injury is caused by something that didn’t go right… Read More »

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