Sherman Oaks Birth Injury Attorney
Birth Injury Claims and Lawsuits
During natural childbirth it is not uncommon for mother and/or child to experience some form of minor trauma. However, there can be situations brought about by medical malpractice, wrongdoing or other negligence which can lead to serious birth injuries. These can include birth injuries brought about through extreme delays in performing a necessary C-Section, excessive force used during a delivery, incorrect use of forceps or other tools during delivery and more.
A birth injury is a serious injury that a newborn baby receives at some point during the labor process. These types of injuries may affect a child for the rest of their life, including preventing them from being able to live a "normal" life or at some point be able to provide for themselves.
If you or a loved one has gone through a complicated delivery resulting in a birth injury, be sure to contact a Sherman Oaks personal injury attorney right away. If negligence or other wrongdoing was at the root of the birth injury, you may have the right to take legal action against the doctor, nurse or medical professional responsible. Keep in mind you only have a limited time to file such lawsuits, so do not delay in seeking the expert legal representation our attorneys can provide. Did you or your loved one watch as a birth injury occurred to your own child. The negligent act may give rise to multiple claimants and multiple claims. This means that in the hands of the right lawyer more than one person could collect money for the injury.
Types of Birth Injuries
There are birth injuries which occur as a natural part of childbirth and are beyond anyone's ability to control. Other injuries only occur due to human error or negligence. The most common types of birth injuries include:
- Fractured bones
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fetal distress
- Internal bleeding
- Brachial Plexus - a permanent condition resulting from nerves in the arm or hand being injured during delivery. This can be caused by the child's shoulder being yanked during a complicated delivery.
Some of these injuries will heal on their own while others are not necessarily life-threatening, but are considered to be untreatable. Other still will require constant treatment and around the clock care. Regardless of the type of injury, know that the attorneys at Valley Attorney Group are here to provide you with excellent representation so that you and your rights (along with those of your child) are fully protected. We understand how traumatic birth injuries can be, which is why we work with our clients on a personal level. You won't meet with office staff or clerks, you will meet with one of our skilled lawyers who will personally review your case and advise you of your legal options.
Let us help provide you with the legal representation you deserve, contact a Sherman Oaks personal injury attorney today.