If Your Baby Suffered Injuries During Birth, We Can Help

The delivery of a newborn baby should be one of the happiest days in a parent's life. Unfortunately, due to mistakes by obstetricians, anesthesiologists, nurses or ultrasound technicians, the delivery of a newborn baby can be a catastrophic disaster resulting in death or serious permanent injury.

Any birth injury is distressing for a child and the entire family. A baby suffering a birth injury such as a brain injury or organ injury frequently requires a lifetime of nursing, special educational needs and rehabilitative care. The cost of such care is massive and can easily run into the millions of dollars. Few families could ever afford such care. As a result, there is a grave risk that the injured child may not receive the necessary care.

If your family is suffering because of a birth injury, the experienced lawyer and team at the Law Offices of Neil M. Howard in California can help. Contact our office at 424-259-4807 for a free legal consultation.

Types Of Birth Injuries And The Rights Of Victims

It's in the family's best interest to seek compensation for the benefit of the child to see that all his or her future needs are met.

Even though no recovery could ever fully compensate you for the harm to your child and tremendous loss, it is critical that parents consider holding the negligent party responsible (doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical provider). People are responsible for the harm they cause. Only then will the necessary resources be available to ensure that the child receives all appropriate care now and for future needs.

Birth injuries of any kind can have devastating effects on your family such as catastrophic medical needs, hospitalization, doctor visits, home care and special education.

Common birth injuries include:

For the child For the expecting mother
Abnormal heart rate (low or high)Amniotic fluid embolism
Birth asphyxiaDeath
Breech presentationInjuries from anesthesia
Brachial plexus injuryDelay or failure to perform a cesarean section
Brain damage/mental retardationFailure to diagnose and treat preeclampsia
Caput succedaneumInjuries from improperly performed episiotomy
CephalohematomaImpaired sexual function
Cerebral palsyIncontinence of bladder or bowel
DeathImproper use of Pitocin
DecelerationsMassive hemorrhage
Developmental delaysPregnancy-induced hypertension/high blood pressure
Erb's palsy or shoulder dystociaSheehan's syndrome
Facial paralysisStroke, hypoxia or anoxia
Fractures
Hip dysplasia
Hypoxia/anoxia
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
Iatrogenic prematurity
Large or premature babies
Late decelerations or severe variable decelerations
Meconium aspiration
Oxygen deprivation
Seizure disorder
Subconjunctival hemorrhage
Swallowed stool/feces during delivery
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
Traumatic forceps delivery

You Do Not Have To Walk Through This Alone

When you learn that your child suffered a birth injury, it can be a devastating time for your family. Contact our Los Angeles office for the compassionate support and dedicated legal counsel you need. Call 424-259-4807 or complete the online form for more information.