Birth Injuries

Some birth injuries are unavoidable, but a certain percentage can be directly attributed to careless, reckless or otherwise negligent actions on the part of the attending doctor or nurses. If this is true in your case, an Antelope Valley birth injury lawyer from our law firm may be able to help you obtain justice and financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim.

Antelope Valley Birth Injury Attorney

Fighting for Families in Lancaster and Palmdale

The news that your child has been injured at birth can mar the otherwise joyful experience of welcoming a baby into the world. Your relief at learning that your child was able to survive what could have been a life-threatening emergency may be quickly replaced with outrage, frustration, and concern over the realization that your child is starting life out with an injury that may constitute a partial or total disability. Your child may require extensive ongoing medical treatment, and he or she may never be able to achieve self-sufficiency. He or she may never be capable of earning an income to be fully independent and might be prevented from enjoying all that life has to offer.

Don't assume that the doctor did everything that could—and should—have been done to prevent your child's injury. No matter how well-trained an obstetrician may be, he or she is still liable to make mistakes, and when this happens, the results can be disastrous.

Common Birth Injuries

Pregnancy and childbirth are natural, even routine processes. Unfortunately, obstetricians and delivery room personnel can and do mistakes which jeopardize the health, safety, and well-being of both infants and mothers.

We have represented numerous clients whose babies have suffered from birth injuries such as:

  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation)
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Facial paralysis
  • Fractured bones
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)

Causes of Birth Injuries

Some of the most common causes of birth injuries include:

  • Prolonged labor
  • High infant birth weight
  • Failure to order an emergency C-section
  • Failure to monitor/respond to signs of fetal distress
  • Improper use of forceps/vacuum extractors
  • Failure to treat maternal/fetal infections
  • Twisting of the infant’s head/neck when removing from birth canal
  • Medication errors

These and other mistakes can have devastating consequences. If you believe your child’s injuries were the result of medical malpractice or negligence, reach out to the Accident Attorneys to speak to one of our Antelope Valley birth injury lawyers about your potential legal options.

Discuss Your Birth Injury Case with a Lancaster Medical Malpractice Attorney

When pursuing monetary damages for Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy or some other type of birth injury, it is necessary to conduct an exhaustive investigation in order to discover the evidence necessary to prove the cause of the injury. For example, it may be found that the doctor failed to order a C-section despite a diagnosis of gestational diabetes, and that this was the cause of a distressed labor that resulted in an injury to the baby.

Call us at (661) 261-4929 today or complete a free case evaluation form today.

  Why Choose The Accident Attorneys?

There are many possible scenarios in which a medical practitioner could be held responsible for a birth injury; we encourage you to contact us for a free case evaluation to find out whether you have grounds to sue. Our birth injury attorneys are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve.

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