Articles Tagged with Fort Myers birth injuries

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When a baby is born with a serious birth defect, families often face numerous challenges. Depending on the problem, the child may require surgery, medication, therapy or other treatments that could last a lifetime.gasoline

The majority of birth defects are genetic and probably unavoidable. However, there are some caused by someone’s negligence either during the mother’s pregnancy or in the course of the birthing process. Usually, that means liability on the part of the doctor, nurse or some other health care professional.

However, there may be instances when exposure to certain products is the culprit. In those instances, it may be possible to pursue legal action against the manufacturer or distributors of those products. Continue reading →

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In Northern California, there is a 3-year-old little girl who is blind. She has to be fed through a tube in her stomach. She suffers seizures. She cannot walk or talk or take care of herself. It’s not likely she’ll ever be able to do those things, and most likely, she will die an early death. baby

The situation is heartbreaking, and made even worse by the fact her family asserts her condition was caused by a doctor who waited far too long to order a Cesarean section for the mother when she was in labor with the girl in 2012.

Now, in a bench trial at a U.S. District Court in Sacremento, a federal judge ruled the physician did indeed wait too long before initiating a C-section. This was in light of the fact that the fetus’s heart rate was worsening and there was little chance her mother was going to be able to deliver the child vaginally. Continue reading →