Los Angeles Birth Trauma Lawyers
What is Birth Trauma?
Birth trauma occurs when an infant suffers injury during the birth process. Some consequences of birth trauma include brachial plexus injury, Erb's Palsy, brain damage, cerebral palsy, and paralysis. In some extreme situations, birth trauma may even cause an infant to lose his or her life. Birth trauma may be natural, particularly in the case of a large infant or a mother who may have had complications during pregnancy. In fact it is relatively normal for an infant to experience a small amount of bruising in a natural childbirth. When these injuries are serious, however, it may be time to determine whether labor and delivery negligence was the cause.
Did you experience a difficult childbirth that resulted in trauma to your child? Did you require an emergency c-section or an assisted delivery with forceps or vacuum extraction? If your child suffered birth trauma, you may have grounds for a claim or lawsuit against the responsible party. Depending on the case, this may be the attending physician, a nurse, or the hospital where you received treatment. A Los Angeles birth trauma lawyer at our law firm can talk to you about your situation and your child's injuries to determine whether you may have the right to take legal action.
At Pacific Attorney Group, your initial consultation and case review is free. At this time, we can talk to you about what occurred: the circumstances leading to your child's injuries, what birth trauma was sustained, and what to expect in the future. We can give you the information you need to make an informed decision about moving forward with a claim and can assist you in seeking financial damages. This may have a significant impact in your ability to provide for your child's medical care and any future therapy or treatment that may help him or her lead a more normal and happy life.
Contact our firm today for your initial consultation with a Los Angeles birth trauma attorney.