Orlando Fetal Stroke Lawyer
Let Our Firm Help You & Your Child During This Difficult Time
If you believe that medical negligence may have led to a fetal stroke in your family, our dedicated team at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. is here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need during this challenging time. We are committed to helping you navigate the legal system and advocating for your rights to secure the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Michael Barszcz not only holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree but also has a background in medicine with an M.D. degree. This unique combination of legal and medical expertise allows us to provide you with a comprehensive and insightful perspective on your case.
What is a Fetal Stroke?
A fetal stroke occurs when there is a disruption of blood flow to the developing brain of a fetus. This can cause permanent damage and lead to lifelong disabilities such as cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, and seizures.
Common causes of fetal strokes include:
- Thrombosis or Blood Clots: A clot can form in the fetal blood vessels, leading to blockage and reduced blood flow to the brain. Clot formation might be related to maternal factors or fetal conditions that increase the risk of clotting.
- Hemorrhage: Bleeding within the fetal brain can occur due to a variety of reasons. This may result from ruptured blood vessels or other factors that disrupt the normal circulation of blood within the fetal brain.
- Infection: Maternal infections, such as certain viral or bacterial infections, can sometimes affect the developing fetus and lead to complications, including fetal stroke.
- Vascular Malformations: Abnormalities in the fetal blood vessels or the brain's vascular system can increase the risk of a fetal stroke. Conditions like arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) can be a contributing factor.
- Maternal Health Conditions: Certain maternal health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, or autoimmune disorders, can increase the risk of fetal stroke.
- Genetic Factors: In some cases, genetic factors may play a role in predisposing a fetus to stroke. These genetic factors could affect blood clotting, blood vessel development, or other aspects of fetal circulation.
- Unknown Causes: In many instances, the exact cause of a fetal stroke remains unknown, despite medical investigation.
Diagnosis of fetal stroke typically involves imaging tests such as an ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Treatment may involve medications to prevent seizures and physical therapy to improve motor function. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
Medical Malpractice and Fetal Stroke
To establish a successful fetal stroke medical malpractice case in Orlando, it is crucial to demonstrate that medical negligence played a significant role in causing the injury.
Here are some key elements that we consider when evaluating a case:
- Duty of Care: We assess whether the healthcare provider owed a duty of care to the mother and baby during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
- Breach of Standard Care: We investigate whether the healthcare provider failed to adhere to the standard of care expected in similar situations, including proper monitoring, timely interventions, and accurate diagnosis.
- Causation: We work with medical experts to establish a direct link between the healthcare provider's negligence and the fetal stroke.
- Damages: We calculate the damages incurred by the baby and family as a result of the fetal stroke, including medical expenses, ongoing care, pain and suffering, and more.
Dealing with a fetal stroke can be emotionally and physically challenging. We are here to provide you with the compassion and support you need throughout the legal process. Let us help you secure your entitled compensation to help you and your child move forward
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
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