Preterm birth occurs when a baby is born before the beginning of 37 weeks gestation. Preterm birth requires careful monitoring, as it is associated with an increased risk of many complications, including breathing problems, temperature control issues, immune system problems, and others (1). If you do not receive proper care during pregnancy, there is an increased risk of preterm birth, which can cause neonatal brain damage and other medical conditions. If your baby was born prematurely and experienced a birth injury, contact us today. There is no consultation fee, and no fee throughout the entire legal process unless we win.
- “Premature Birth.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 21 Dec. 2017, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/premature-birth/symptoms-causes/syc-20376730.
MR. REITER: Premature birth occurs when a baby is delivered less than 37 to 40 weeks. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks and delivery from say 37 to 40 weeks is considered pretty much full term. Some babies are born much earlier than 37 to 40 weeks and a lot of times that can be prevented. Some of the reasons they’re born earlier is the mother might have an infection prenatally such as a urinary tract infection. This is something that’s very common in pregnancy. It’s easy to diagnose and easy to treat. If you treat it, 98% of the time it’s going to go away. If it doesn’t go away, you test for cure and treat again because you know that this can cause preterm birth. So we see cases a lot where the urinary tract infections are not treated. The baby delivers at 25, 28 weeks, and as a result the baby has suffered brain damage from prematurity. This is easily preventable.
So, if you feel that your baby was delivered prematurely and the doctor should have picked something up and prevented that, please come to use for a free consultation. Many times we can help out families like this and we’ve done it many, many times over the years.