Birth Injury FAQ
As experienced Los Angeles birth injury attorneys, we at Accident Lawyers understand how to take legal action against negligent obstetricians and other medical professionals who cause serious birth injuries due to their actions. If your child suffered injury before, during or after childbirth, you may have a number of questions that need to be answered. While we are happy to review these with you during a complimentary consultation, we have also included some frequently asked questions regarding birth injuries.
What are some common causes of birth injuries?
There are several different causes of birth injuries. At times, it may be a combination of these that eventually leads to serious injury to the infant or mother, although this will vary depending on the case:
What are some types of birth injuries?
Some of the most common birth injuries may include cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, brachial plexus injury, brain damage, developmental delays, mental retardation, paralysis, and hydrocephalus.
How do I know that I have grounds for a claim?
Not all birth trauma is related to negligence or medical malpractice. For this reason, your birth injury lawyer will need to prove that the defendant's (the doctor, hospital or other responsible party) actions or failure to act were the proximate cause of your child's injuries, and that the doctor was not acting in accordance with accepted medical standards. If you would like to see whether you have grounds for a birth injury claim, please do not hesitate to contact an attorney at our law firm to undergo a free case review.
What is my case worth?
The value of a birth injury claim may range from a relatively small amount of money all the way into the millions of dollars. The severity of injury, cost of medical care, and a number of other factors will influence what your claim may be worth.
For more information about your particular case, contact a birth injury lawyer at our Los Angeles law firm today!