As patients, we rely on doctors and nurses to provide a standard level of care. We trust that the medical facilities we visit will take reasonable precautions to ensure we are properly treated. This is particularly important when it comes to prenatal care and childbirth. Obstetricians, OB-GYNS, nursing staff, anesthesiologists, and all of the medical professionals we deal with have an obligation to provide care in accordance with currently accepted standards. If they do not, we and our children can suffer.
B&D Law Group, APLC represents children and families in birth injury cases across California. Our attorneys are passionate about helping those who have been harmed due to medical malpractice. We believe innocent children should not have to suffer the consequences of a medical professional or facility’s failure to provide standard treatment. We fight for these children so they can lead better lives.
Contact a California birth injury attorney at (888) 563-4092. Your consultation is free and confidential.
Causes & Types of Birth Injuries
While the primary cause of a birth injury may be obstetrical malpractice, there are specific actions or failures to act that can lead to these conditions.
Potential causes of birth injuries include:
- Failure to recognize or respond to fetal distress
- Delayed C-section
- Failure to recommend a C-section
- C-section errors
- Misuse of forceps or vacuum in an instrument-assisted delivery
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors (spinal block or epidural)
- Prolonged labor or delivery
- Mismanagement of shoulder dystocia or other complications
These actions can cause various medical conditions and injuries:
- Developmental delays
- Mental retardation
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Erb’s palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
Birth injury cases are complex. They are technical in nature, and can be difficult to prove. With our team on your side, however, you have the invaluable opportunity to seek justice and compensation for your child’s lifelong care. Our California birth injury lawyers are truly here for you and your family.
Call (888) 563-4092 today to involve B&D Law Group. We represent clients all across California.