Brain Injuries from Birth

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Almost all birth injuries that result in brain damage are caused by denying oxygen to the brain. Most are avoidable consequences of medical malpractice or negligence.
The birth injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida are prepared to help your family recover from the damages caused by medical negligence. We will fight to ensure you are compensated for ongoing medical expenses, special care and schooling your child will require, and the emotional and physical suffering these injures will have on both your child and your family.
There can be several causes of brain injury during delivery. Commonly, brain injuries are caused by a lack of oxygen supply to your baby during delivery. This can happen you’re your baby is trapped in the birth canal or otherwise has the umbilical cord pinched for a prolonged period during delivery. Healthcare professionals are trained to monitor the progress of your baby during delivery, but even one misstep can result in serious, life-long consequences.
Trauma to the head can also lead to brain injury. These injuries are also normally due to a lack of oxygen in the brain. When the head, skull, or brain is injured as, for example, by the improper use of forceps, swelling can cut off blood circulation in the brain, starving it of oxygen.
If your child suffered a brain injury during delivery in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myer, Florida, please contact the medical malpractice attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free initial consultation today.