Labor & Delivery Negligence in Los Angeles
Birth Injury Attorneys
Childbirth should be a joyous occasion, but medical negligence during labor or delivery may result in serious birth injuries that threaten a child's future. At Pacific Attorney Group, we take on all types of claims and lawsuits involving labor and delivery negligence in the greater Los Angeles area, working to aggressively represent our clients' rights and interests in civil court as we fight to hold the responsible OB/GYN, obstetrician or other medical professional accountable for their actions.
Some examples of potential forms of labor and delivery negligence include:
- Failing to diagnose a medical condition in mother or baby, or diagnosing the condition too late
- Delayed cesarean section
- Medication or anesthesia errors
- Failure to monitor the fetus during labor and delivery
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors in an assisted delivery
- Failing to recommend or insist upon a cesarean section when needed
Any medical professional or hospital employee involved in the labor or delivery process should take care to properly treat the mother and baby in order to help ensure a safe and healthy delivery. Unfortunately, it happens all too often that a doctor or nurse is distracted, tired, overworked or perhaps simply careless during labor and delivery. This may have serious consequences and may lead to oxygen deficiency, cerebral palsy, paralysis, brachial plexus injury, Erb's palsy, infant brain damage, and a number of other serious medical conditions that may threaten the baby's future wellbeing.
Los Angeles Lawyers for Labor and Delivery Negligence
If you have been the victim of negligence in the labor or delivery of your child, you may have grounds for a civil suit that will enable you to seek financial damages for your child's birth injuries, including for medical care, future medical treatment, therapy, and other medical options that may help your son or daughter face a brighter future.
For more information, contact a birth injury lawyer at our Los Angeles law firm today.