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APGAR Scores and Relevance in Florida Birth Injury Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Periodically and within the first moments of your baby’s life, he or she should be evaluated by Florida health care professionals in five different critical areas. Together, these criteria are referred to as an Apgar score, as a nod to the physician who developed the analysis in 1952 – and also an acronym for… Read More »

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Common Types of Errors That Lead to Birth Injuries

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As a type of personal injury claim, birth injury lawsuits in Florida typically follow the same pattern as other medical malpractice cases. To prevail, you need to prove that the health care provider breached the relevant standard of care, and this error was the direct cause of harm to you and/or your baby. Florida’s… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Laws Cover Wrongful Birth Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Pregnancy should be a joyous and heartwarming experience for women, but elation can turn to devastation upon the discovery that a baby might be born with a serious medical condition or genetic ailment. Though it’s not the right decision for everyone, many mothers-to-be opt to terminate the pregnancy; whereas others might decide to move… Read More »

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Don’t Ignore the Early Signs of a Birth Injury

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The birth of your child is a momentous occasion and should fill your life with joy. Unfortunately, things can go horribly wrong during delivery and the first moments of your baby’s life. According to the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report 2017, an estimated 28,000 infants suffer harm every year due to medical mistakes…. Read More »

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Risks Involved with Improper Use of Forceps by Florida Physicians

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

During a vaginal delivery, there are many circumstances that may lead a physician to consider using delivery assistance tools, such as a forceps device. An article published by the experts at Mayo Clinic describes forceps usage, risks, what to expect, and many other details. However, the article mainly provides helpful information on the circumstances… Read More »

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Freidin Brown, P.A. Obtains $9.75m Settlement against Miami Hospital

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Attorney Jonathan Freidin, along with paralegal Natalia Diaz, recently secured a $9,750,000 settlement on behalf of a mother who sustained an ischemic stroke shortly after a cesarean section at a Miami hospital. “We are proud of the result, and we couldn’t have asked for better clients,” said attorney Jonathan Freidin.  He added, “there are… Read More »

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5 Situations Where an Emergency C-Section May Be Necessary

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you haven’t made arrangements for a C-section in advance, you’ll certainly be surprised if your OB-GYN requests that you consent to an emergency procedure during labor. Under certain circumstances, it’s necessary to perform a C-section on an urgent basis to protect the health of the mother, infant, or both. However, there are certain… Read More »

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What Florida Parents Need to Know About Use of Forceps During Delivery

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

For decades, forceps have been used in connection with vaginal deliveries to help guide the baby out of the birth canal. Still, the device is somewhat controversial, and has been associated with increased risk of birth injuries. A Florida birth injury attorney can provide more information if you or your baby was harmed through… Read More »

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Erb’s Palsy: What Florida Parents Need to Know

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Medical errors during delivery can put both mother and infant at risk of serious injuries, and one of the most common forms of birth injury is Erb’s Palsy. Though it’s often a treatable condition, this medical condition is costly and can limit your child’s natural development. You have rights as a parent if your… Read More »

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FAQs About Pediatric Stroke and Your Rights

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A stroke is a medical condition many people associate with the elderly or individuals with disabilities, but it’s actually more common than you’d expect among infants. According to statistics reported by Johns Hopkins Medicine, pediatric stroke is in the top 10 causes of death for newborns and older children. Unfortunately, many of these fatalities… Read More »

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