Types Of Birth Injuries Caused By Medical Negligence And Malpractice

Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice Claims Attorneys, Los Angeles

Don’t take the reassurances of doctors, hospitals, or even insurance companies at face value — if you suspect that your child suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice or negligence, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney whose only interest is in protecting your rights.  We work hard to settle cases fairly, but when insurance companies don’t play fair, our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers and can provide you with outstanding and effective legal representation and take your case to court.

Los Angeles Birth Injury LawyerSome types of birth injuries are minor and, to the relief of worried parents, can heal within a few days or weeks. But other injuries that can occur during birth can be result in serious medical conditions that require lifelong treatment or accommodations.  Serious birth injuries can cause endless emotional and physical suffering for children and their parents, as well as put an extreme financial burden on the family.

Sometimes, no one is at fault for birth injuries, but too often the injury is the result of negligence or mistakes made by doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical-care providers.  It may be hard for parents to accept a trusted doctor has made a mistake, or parents may be given inaccurate information by a hospital, doctor, or even insurance company — all of whom want to avoid being held financial accountable for a birth injury or wrongful death.  But what you may not be told by responsible parties is that the law requires that every medical professional must conform to a uniform standard of care and if the treatment you received fails to meet that standard and causes you or your child injury, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses and damages through a medical malpractice suit.

Types of Birth Injuries Resulting From Medical Malpractice or Negligence

Birth injuries may occur before, during, or after delivery. Some birth injuries that occur from medical negligence include:

  • Oxygen deprivation (supply of oxygen to the baby may be impaired, often by twisting or compressing the umbilical cord. This may cause serious brain injury, resulting in lifelong seizure disorders, mental impairment, and cerebral palsy;
  • Facial paralysis (caused by pressure on the babies face during labor or birth);
  • Brachial/Erb’s Palsy (injury to the brachial plexus, the group of nerves that controls movement of the arms and hands. Often caused when the babies shoulder impairs movement through the birth canal);

Los Angeles Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence and Birth Injuries Attorneys

Don’t take the reassurances of doctors, hospitals, or even insurance companies at face value — if you suspect that your child suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice or negligence, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney whose only interest is in protecting your rights.  We work hard to settle cases fairly, but when insurance companies don’t play fair, our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers and can provide you with outstanding and effective legal representation and take your case to court.

Contact our law offices today to see if you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, hospital and medical bills, emotional distress, and for long-term care that may be necessary for your child.  California medical malpractice claims have a statute of limitations so the sooner you call, the sooner we can start helping you and your child.

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Birth Injury Cases Verdicts And Settlements

Hospital, Obstetrician and Anesthesiologist settle case for $3,000,000 for causing brain injury to woman by failing to diagnose and treat internal bleeding after c-section delivery.  Read More


Child and mother child receive $2,900,000 for negligence by Hospital and Obstetrician for failure to timely delivery baby with abnormal fetal heart rate.  Read More


Minor child and his parents received $2,680,000 from Obstetrician and Hospital for negligent delay in delivering baby causing brain injury.  Read More

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