Normally, the arrival of a newborn baby is one of life’s happiest occasions. But when there are complications caused by medical negligence that result in permanent injuries to a newborn, the child’s parents are grief stricken.
Birth injuries may result in a permanent disability that requires a lifetime of additional medical care. If these injuries are the result of professional negligence, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim on your child’s behalf.
A Riverside Infant Cerebral Palsy Attorney Who Holds Negligent Medical Professionals Throughout Southern California Responsible
When a child suffers a birth injury that could have been prevented, the lawyers at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, advocate for the rights of the newborn and his or her parents. We represent parents throughout Southern California. It may be difficult to think about taking legal action when you want to be celebrating the birth of your child, but it’s important to recognize that you could be faced with a lifetime of additional medical bills as a result of birth injuries.
Common birth injuries include:
- Shoulder Dystocia – A dangerous complication that occurs when the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck on the mother’s pubic bone during delivery. Failure by medical staff to recognize this and take immediate action can result in the child being deprived of oxygen, among other things.
- Cerebral Palsy – May be caused by the loss of oxygen supply to the baby during its passage through the birth canal. Cerebral palsy can permanently impair a newborn’s muscle control. Failure to respond to signs of fetal distress and promptly deliver the baby may be the basis of a valid medical malpractice case if your baby suffers serious consequences as a result of this failure.
- Brain Injury – Can be the result of many circumstances and negligence, including lack of oxygen, head trauma or infection of the baby or mother during pregnancy.
Our law firm has established strong relationships with medical experts who can review the facts of your case and testify on your behalf in court if necessary. We are highly sensitive to the emotions surrounding these types of cases, so you can be assured that we work to achieve fast and fair settlements without the need for a trial whenever possible.
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Our birth injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless we collect a settlement for you. To reach a San Bernardino birth injury attorney, call 909.884.6451 or email us to schedule a free consultation.