San Diego Birth Injury Attorney
About Birth Injury in San Diego
Sometimes complications can develop during the birthing procedure causing injuries to the mother and fetus. In the case of a fetal distress emergency, delivery by use of forceps, vacuum extractor or caesarean section may be the only way to save the life of the baby and mother. A fetus deprived of oxygen or a pregnancy that is allowed to continue too long may cause birth injuries. The injuries can turn a joyous occasion into a tragedy. There can be long-term physical, emotional and psychological damage from birth injuries. In the case of medical malpractice or negligent action by a health care provider that contributed to the injuries, there may be grounds for monetary compensation and punitive damages. The responsible parties may be liable for damages in the form of medical costs, long-term medical care, and pain and suffering. If you or your child is the victim of a birth injury, it is important to contact a
San Diego personal injury attorney for legal guidance and to explore the options available for pursuing compensation for the injuries. One of our caring and understanding lawyers at the Pacific Attorney Group can assist you with your birth injury case.
Types of Birth Injuries
If there are any signs of fetal distress during the birthing process, emergency steps undertaken ususally ensures a safe and healthy delivery for baby and mother. Sadly, birth injuries do occur and damage to a fetus can cause difficulties to the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, hematologic disease, digestive system, nervous system, and musculosketal system. An extreme complication can cause stillbirth and infant mortality. Cerbral palsy can be the result of a birth injury.
Doctors are required to maintain medical malpractice insurance to offset the costs of lawsuits arising from negligence in the performance of medical duties and procedures. Insurance companies pay large sums of money to victims of birth injuries each year. Before you settle with an insurance company, you should speak with an attorney regarding your birth injury matter. You may be entitled to more compensation than an insurance company may offer to you to settle. Contact us today for an appointment to review your case with a birth injury lawyer from the Pacific Attorney Group.
Contact a San Diego birth injury lawyer
for legal representation if you or your child has suffered a birth injury.