Helping Children Injured During Childbirth
Children are especially vulnerable during birth. While many births occur without the need for anything more than minimal levels of medical care, any birth can become complicated. A baby’s health needs to be monitored during the birthing process to ensure that it is not under stress. When complications occur, the need for medical care may be immediate.
Obstetricians and the nurses and other health care professionals who may participate in a birth all have responsibilities to provide care that conforms with certain standards. If the level of care provided fell below those standards and the child was injured as a result, that is medical malpractice.
Some of the common issues that can arise because of substandard care during childbirth include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
These injuries can be caused by failure to monitor a child’s oxygen levels, applying too much force during extraction and other errors.
Ensuring Your Child’s Needs Are Met In The Future
One of the key issues in pursuing compensation for a child who was injured during birth is being able to accurately project his or her needs in the future. Many of the injuries a child may suffer during birth will have a lasting impact on his or her life. We work with experts, such as physicians, life care planners and financial planners, to help us create an accurate assessment of your child’s needs in the future.
More Than 40 Years Of Combined Experience
At Nelson & Rozier, our firm is committed to helping children who have been injured during the birthing process by medical care that did not meet the accepted standards. With more than 40 years of combined personal injury experience, our attorneys know what is necessary to build a successful medical malpractice case for a birth injury. Our firm has built a track record of succeeding for our clients that clearly illustrates the quality of representation we offer. We can help you make sure your child has what he or she needs to be able to make the most of his or her future.
Birth Injury Attorneys Serving Visalia And Throughout California’s Central Valley
Nelson & Rozier, provides highly effective medical malpractice representation to those whose child was injured during the birthing process. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 559-713-0159 or contact us online.
We only collect attorney’s fees and costs if we secure compensation for you.
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