If your baby was born prematurely following a Sarasota car accident, you may be wondering about the long-term problems and possible treatments associated with this condition. Depending on how far along your pregnancy was at the time of the accident, the complications and treatments may be short term and minor. However, if the baby was not fully developed, the complications and treatments may be long term and intensive. The following is an overview of treatments and complications that your family may face.

 

Potential treatments that your baby may face after being born pre-maturely include:

  • Increased medical support and attention from medical staff

  • Short or long-term stay in the neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital

  • Monitoring for infection

  • Monitoring breathing and heart rate

  • Administering of medicine to treat any complications

  • Surgery

  • Ventilator, CPAP, nasal prongs, trachea, or oxygen hood to assist breathing

  • Feeding tube to assist with nutritional needs

  • Placed in an incubator with temperature monitoring

 

Potential long term complications following a Sarasota car wreck resulting in a premature birth include:

  • Mental retardation

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Coordination problems

  • Behavioral problems

  • Cognitive problems

  • Vision loss or blindness

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

  • Physical disability

  • Delayed growth or development

 

If your child was born prematurely, the long-term complications and treatments he or she may face could result in extensive medical costs. You may have a claim for damages to assist you in paying these costs. Contact an experienced Sarasota car accident lawyer for more information. Complete our online submission form or call our office at (888) 409-3805 for a complimentary consultation.

Damian Mallard, Esq.
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