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Causes Of Medical Negligence And Malpractice in Birth Injury Cases

Your Obstetrician Has A Responsibility to Provide A Proper Standard Of Care For You And Your Baby

We trust our obstetricians and rely on doctors and medical professionals to provide a certain standard of care to ensure our safety during medical treatment, procedures, and emergencies, and this includes during pregnancy and the birth process. Unfortunately, careless mistakes or a disregard for accepted standards of medical care can result in serious harm to babies and their mothers.

 

Although some types of birth injuries resolve quickly without lasting impact, many do not. If you, or your child suffered a birth injury as a result of negligence, than the standard of care required by your doctor may not have been met and you may be entitled to compensation for expenses, and, in some cases, additional damages.

 

Examples Of Possible Medical Negligence Malpractice in Birth Injury Cases

Birth injuries may occur due to mistakes made by a fatigued or overworked staff, poor training, lack of experience, of failure to follow hospital policies. Birth injuries can also be caused by poor care after delivery, such as improper circumcision or failure to treat infections.

 

Some of the other more easily discernible causes of birth injuries that may be a result of medical negligence include:

 

  • Delay in treating a condition, such as bleeding or umbilical cord entrapment.
  • A failure to anticipate birth complications or respond to fetal distress
  • A delay in delivering the baby or ordering a c-section when it was medically necessary.
  • If a doctor misused medical devices, such as forceps or a vacuum extractor.

 

Los Angeles Birth Injury Attorneys Fighting For You And Your Baby’s Rights

Sometimes, it may not be obvious to a parent that a birth injury was the result of negligence — especially if a doctor or hospital reassures them that there was nothing else that could be done. Doctors are compassionate professionals, but even doctors can make mistakes. Hospitals and insurance companies are businesses and it is always in their best financial interest to deny liability. This is why it is so important to have an advocate who is truly on you and your baby’s side; an experience attorney who can uncover the facts of your case and establish whether or not you have a birth injury malpractice claim.

 

California medical malpractice claims must be filed within a certain time frame so it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Call us today for a free, no obligation consultation and we can help you start uncovering the truth about your child’s birth injury. If you have a claim, we will fight aggressively to settle your case quickly and fairly, however, when insurance companies refuse to pay fairly on claims, our law firm has experienced trial lawyers that can take your case to court.

 

Contact our Los Angeles birth injury attorneys today, so we can help ensure you will have the financial resources to care for your child long into the future.

 

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Birth Injury Verdicts and Settlements

Child and Parents recover $4,500,000 from Hospital for failure to diagnose a placental abruption and delayed delivery of baby resulting in brain injury. 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


 

$1,979,000 settlement for serious brain injury to newborn for negligence in labor and delivery and resuscitation. Read More


 

$1,850,000 settlement by Obstetrician and Hospital for failure to timely deliver fetus in distress resulting in brain injury. Read More

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