Medical practitioners can be held responsible if they fail to follow the necessary procedures or to detect and resolve signs of fetal distress that caused the birth injury.
Birth Injury Attorneys in California
Helping Families Navigate the Legal Process After Suffering From a Birth Injury.
Doctors and nurses who assist you while giving birth are primarily responsible for making sure that everything goes well during your delivery. They are trained to identify and immediately address signs of potential danger to the mother or child during the birthing process.
If they fail to do so or if they deviate from standard operating procedures, your baby can suffer any of the following, but not limited to these injuries:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Brain damage
- Brachial plexus
- Erb’s palsy
- Umbilical cord compression
- Birth trauma
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Spinal cord injury
If you observe that your baby is not developing at a normal pace and he suffered from any of the conditions listed above, make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible to help assess your baby’s condition.
Afterward, contact a highly experienced and professional law firm like Potter Handy, LLP so we can investigate your case and determine if you have grounds to sue for a birth injury lawsuit. Most likely, medical practitioners can be held responsible if they fail to follow the necessary procedures or to detect and resolve signs of fetal distress that caused the birth injury.
Appropriate charges should be filed against these practitioners if they breach their duty of care during the birth process. While compensation may not undo the effects of the birth injuries, it could help alleviate your family’s sufferings and provide financial assistance as you seek appropriate medical treatment for the baby.
Statute of Limitations
The limit of time in which parents can bring their claims can be only 1 year from birth. The child’s claims expire on his or her 8th birthday. It takes a lot of work to have these claims evaluated by experts to know if you have a good case so don’t delay another day before seeking help from a lawyer.
Litigating a case like a birth injury lawsuit does not only require superb legal skills from your lawyers during the investigation, preparation, and actual litigation stages. Don’t delay. Your child is relying on you. Your child’s claim expires on his or her 8th birthday. Potter Handy will have your case analyzed by an expert at no cost to you.