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Birth Defects v. Birth Injury: The Distinction Matters Under Florida Med Mal Laws

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Couples spend the duration of pregnancy eagerly anticipating the birth of their child, so they look forward to the delivery process and the joyous occasion when a new life emerges. As a result, there can be an extreme amount of stress and uncertainty if the birth did not go as planned. Health care providers… Read More »

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CDC Releases Report on Maternal Birth Injuries and Pregnancy-Related Fatalities

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The discussion and disturbing statistics on birth injuries often center on the harm to the fetus or newborn infant, but pregnancy and childbirth can be just as risky for the mother. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report on Pregnancy-Related Deaths, covering the period from 2003-2017. The findings… Read More »

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Life Care Plans for Children with Birth Injury-Related Cerebral Palsy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can have a tremendous emotional impact on the family – especially when the condition was caused by a Florida health care provider’s medical mistake. The financial implications regarding the costs of medical care after a devastating birth injury are also difficult for families to deal with. Statistics from the… Read More »

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Pain and Suffering Damages for Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If your child suffered a birth injury that led to cerebral palsy, you can expect that there will be physical pain that lasts a lifetime. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions such complications as muscle stiffness, spasms, and difficulties controlled movement. However, your child may sustain additional losses while getting older…. Read More »

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Birth Injury is Among the Top Causes of Fetal Stroke

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Though the National Library of Medicine defines fetal stroke as one which occurs any time between 14 weeks of gestation and the onset of labor, researchers have found that the risk is highest during the delivery process. When the infant does suffer a stroke, studies also reveal that the outcome is either death or… Read More »

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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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