Premature Birth Injury Lawyers in Baltimore
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A premature birth is defined as any birth before the 37-week mark in pregnancy. Babies undergo significant growth and changes up to the final week of pregnancy. A premature birth cuts that development short and may result in severe problems for the baby.
Premature babies need extra care and attention. In fact, improper monitoring of a baby's condition while in the womb may lead to a premature birth. If you or your child have suffered as a result of carelessness or lack of oversight on the part of a physician or hospital, talk to the driven Baltimore birth injury attorneys at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. Our firm is dedicated to representing individuals whose injuries were the result of medical negligence.
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Warning Signs of Premature Labor
Signs of early labor are essentially the same as signs of a regular labor. Even if you know you are not at term to deliver your baby, call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms.
Look for these signs of labor:
- Regular contractions every 10 minutes or less
- An increased amount of discharge, fluid, or bleeding from the vagina
- Pelvic pressure
- A dull ache in your lower back
- Cramps that feel like menstrual cramps
- Abdominal cramps that may result in diarrhea
While some babies are born prematurely without warning, proper monitoring may be able to detect conditions that can cause premature delivery. Talk to your doctor about the risks of premature delivery and develop an action plan in case of emergency.
Symptoms & Causes of Premature Birth
Premature birth may be caused by a number of factors including insufficient monitoring of the infant during pregnancy, uterine defects, abnormal cervix, bad nutrition, infection, preeclampsia, and membrane rupture.
Premature birth may result in:
- Infant fatality
- Respiratory distress
- Cerebral palsy
- Feeding problems
- Learning disabilities
- Impaired development
- Vision issues or blindness
- Hearing impairment
Careful attention following a premature birth will give a child their best chance at recovery and normal development.
Injured by a Medical Mistake? Call Our Baltimore Birth Injury Attorneys.
Improper care or failure to address conditions that may cause premature birth is unacceptable and those responsible should be held liable for their mistakes. Our team of birth injury lawyers in Baltimore is well-equipped to assess your case and take it to court. We are experienced trial lawyers, with significant experience resolving cases of medical malpractice in some of the toughest jurisdictions across the country, and are not afraid of going to court to fight the injustices you’ve experienced in the hands of big medical institutions and insurance companies.
Call us today for a free case evaluation at410.983.6266.