California Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The birth of a child is an amazing event that many say cannot be equaled. It can also be a difficult experience for the baby in that during childbirth, he or she must pass through the birth canal. During this transition, minor injuries can be expected, such as slight bruising or swelling. This is normal and these will usually heal, without drastic medical treatment, fairly quickly.
Unfortunately, a doctor’s error or negligence could lead to a severe birth injury to the baby or the mother. The last thing a new parent wants is to see his or her child hurt or permanently disabled. If this does occur, however, there is hope. You may be able to file a medical malpractice claim to seek compensation for these injuries. With a settlement that pays for medical expenses, you may be able to seek additional medical care to help treat or cure the condition or injury that resulted during childbirth.
We believe that the doctor, nurse, or hospital that is responsible for your child’s injuries should be held liable for their actions. Let Legion Counsel help you find the best qualified attorney to handle your claim.
Birth Injury in California
Birth injuries in California typically qualify as medical malpractice cases in one of three situations:
Complications during pregnancy – a condition or illness in the baby or mother that develops or is present during pregnancy can result in birth injury later on. It is the doctor’s responsibility to notice any symptoms and to perform standard testing to locate these injuries and treat them before they become more severe.
Improper dating – an incorrectly estimated date of childbirth can result in a premature baby or a baby born too late. Either a premature baby or a large baby can experience excessive injury during childbirth.
Complications during childbirth – sometimes unforeseen complications will arise during childbirth. If this occurs, it is the job of your medical professional to act accordingly and treat you and your child.