Some of the most at-risk victims of a Sarasota car accident are the unborn children of any pregnant women involved. One frightening risk to pregnant women following a Florida car wreck is the premature birth of their child. Babies born too early face many medical hurdles to survive and may face long term complications.


Pregnant women who are involved in a Sarasota motor vehicle accident should seek medical treatment immediately to address potential complications, including premature birth. The following is an overview of this dangerous condition:


  • Hospital staff may refer to premature babies as "preemies."

  • Any baby born prior to week 37 is considered premature.

  • Babies born at approximately 32 weeks may have trouble eating, breathing, and regulating body temperature.

  • Babies born at approximately 26 weeks face a very high risk of serious and long-term complications.

  • Premature babies may require a feeding tube for nutrition until the baby is able to breathe, suck, and swallow on its own.

  • Premature babies may be kept in an isolette to keep them warm.

  • Premature babies may face lengthy hospital stays following birth, allowing their bodies to complete the growing they would have done inside the womb.

  • Premature babies may suffer further complications due to underdeveloped internal organs.

  • The earlier the gestational age of the unborn baby at the time of its birth, the more severe the likely complications and risk of death.

  • Parents of premature babies may experience extreme emotional trauma following the Sarasota auto accident as a result of the potential risks and complications their child may face.


Due to the emotional stress felt by families following a Sarasota car wreck causing a premature birth, it is essential to contact an experienced Sarasota car accident attorney to protect the legal rights of the parents and child. For more information, complete our online submission form or call our office at (888) 409-3805.

Damian Mallard, Esq.
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