Is Your Child a Birth Injury Victim?

The day a child is born should be the most joyful day in a parent’s life, but if your newborn was injured in the birthing process, and if medical negligence caused that injury, schedule a consultation at once to discuss your family’s rights with a Pasadena birth injury attorney.

Sadly, medical providers make mistakes every day that can cause birth injuries. The negligence of obstetricians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical personnel can cause physical defects, developmental problems, brain injuries, and in the worst-case scenario, infant mortality.

In the State of California, when a birth injury is the result of a medical provider’s malpractice, negligence, or carelessness, the child’s parents may bring a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover financial compensation for their child’s continuing treatment and care.

What Are the Duties of Medical Personnel During a Delivery?

Throughout pregnancy and during delivery, medical personnel should monitor both the mother and the child and be prepared for unexpected complications. If medical personnel do not take the right steps to avoid preventable birth injuries, their failure to act constitutes medical malpractice.

Not every birth injury is caused by medical carelessness or negligence. The parents of a child injured at birth will need to be advised by a Pasadena birth injury lawyer who has considerable experience investigating these cases and representing parents who have birth injury claims.

Victims of the most severe birth injuries may require medical care – and may have to pay the bills for that care – for the rest of their lives. Parents must be represented by a birth injury lawyer who will fight tenaciously for the maximum compensation amount that is available.

What Can Cause a Birth Injury?

Any injury that a child may suffer before or during the delivery process is a birth injury. The negligence of medical providers is the leading reason for birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and brachial plexus damage. Most birth injuries in the United States are caused by:

  1. failing to properly monitor the mother and child before and during delivery
  2. nursing mistakes during the delivery or during post-natal care
  3. prescription mistakes
  4. a botched or delayed cesarean section
  5. improper use of forceps or vacuum
  6. any failure of medical personnel to respond properly to an unanticipated complication

How Are Birth Injuries Prevented?

Every year in the United States, over 25,000 children sustain a birth injury. Almost every one of these birth injuries is caused by a medical provider’s carelessness or negligence, and almost every one of these injuries could have been prevented.

Compared to previous decades, however, fewer children now suffer birth injuries because of better prenatal monitoring, advancing technology, restrictions on the use of forceps, and because more of the doctors who expect complications now opt for cesarean deliveries.

Birth injury cases can be exceedingly complicated. These cases may involve in-depth medical issues and require expert testimony. Working with the right Southern California birth injury attorney is the way to obtain compensation and win justice for your family and your child.

What Are Your Family’s Rights?

Far too often, a child’s birth injury is catastrophic or permanently disabling. When medical negligence is the reason for a birth injury in California, the law in this state entitles parents to recover compensation for their child’s ongoing medical treatment and care.

When your family retains the advice and services of a Pasadena birth injury attorney, one of the first steps your attorney will take on your behalf in a birth injury case is to identify all of the parties that may have a share of the liability for the injury.

When a nurse, anesthesiologist, drug manufacturer, clinic, hospital, or any other party that provided medical services, products, or care was negligent during a delivery, that party may have liability for the injury and may be designated as a defendant in your medical malpractice lawsuit.

What Will a Birth Injury Lawyer Do for Your Family?

If a child sustains a birth injury due to medical negligence in Southern California, that child’s parents must contact a Pasadena birth injury lawyer as quickly as possible and ask that attorney to examine the medical records and details of the delivery and the injury.

Parents need trustworthy legal advice and representation as quickly as possible after any injury sustained by the child or mother. Your attorney will explain your rights, discuss your options, and recommend the best path forward, which may mean filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice.

After examining the particulars of the case, your lawyer will determine if filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is your family’s best option. In cases that involve birth injuries, a medical malpractice lawyer provides a parent’s first legal consultation without any fee or obligation.

What Will Justice Cost?

Personal injury lawyers in California handle birth injury cases on a contingent fee basis. Their fees are contingent on prevailing with your claim. You pay no attorney’s fee upfront and no attorney’s fee unless and until your attorney recovers compensation on your family’s behalf.

If your child is the victim of a birth injury caused by medical negligence, and if your birth injury lawyer can prove it, your family’s medical malpractice claim will prevail, and you will recover compensation for your child’s pending and projected future medical costs and related damages.

In catastrophic birth injury cases, the injury may require life-long medical care and treatment. Parents in these cases must be represented and advised by a medical malpractice lawyer who will advocate aggressively and effectively for your family’s rights.

Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell Will Fight for Your Family

If your child is the victim of a birth injury caused by medical negligence, contact a birth injury lawyer as quickly as possible, and take advantage of your first free legal consultation. You will receive personalized advice, and you’ll learn how California law applies to your family’s case.

Of course, you can’t trust your child’s future to an inexperienced attorney. For over forty years, the award-winning personal injury lawyers at Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell have been fighting – and winning – for families in birth injury cases throughout Southern California.

Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell has recovered millions of dollars for the victims of negligence in this state. If your child was injured by negligence before or during delivery, contact Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell immediately at 626-208-9906, and one of our medical malpractice attorneys will fight for the justice your family needs.