Birth injury claims arise when obstetricians and other medical professionals fail to provide a reasonable medical standard of care. Some injuries are unavoidable under the best circumstances. Others, however, are completely preventable and may change the course of a family’s time together. At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, we hold medical professionals legally accountable for the mistakes they make during pregnancy, labor, and aftercare.
If a physician fails to recognize a dangerous condition, to react properly to circumstances, or to use appropriate care during the delivery process, he or she may contribute to a serious or life threatening birth injury. Some of the most common types of birth injuries associated with acts of medical malpractice include:
Birth injuries may include other, less obvious injuries, too. Watch a child carefully in the formative months of life. If you notice any abnormalities, suspect mishandling during pregnancy or delivery, or receive an unexplained diagnosis, investigate the possibility of physician negligence.
California’s malpractice statute of limitations differ for child injury claims. To protect your family’s right to compensation, you must file a claim for injuries for a child under six within three years of the date of injury or before the child’s 8th birthday. If you suspect malpractice, talk with a qualified legal professional as soon as possible.
In birth injury claims, many parents want justice, closure, and a way forward. The heartbreaking circumstances that lead to a birth injury may rob a child and his or her family of a full and normal life. At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, we act as compassionate legal advocates for our clients. We will conduct an independent investigation, work with medical experts, and build a case focused on your child’s best interests. If proved, the courts may require the defendant to pay for past, present, and future medical care as well as for economic and noneconomic losses associated with an injury.
Your Riverside injury attorney will answer birth injury questions, help you understand the legal process, and represent you in front of insurers and others during the legal process. While you focus on giving your child the best care and support possible, we will pursue every lead for liability. In addition to an obstetrician, the hospital, anesthesiologist, nurses, and midwives may all bear some responsibility for what happened. To prove birth-related malpractice, partner with a compassionate and driven team of attorneys you can trust. Reach out to our team at Estey & Bomberger, LLP in Riverside for a private case evaluation. Call today! 951-543-9020
If you are hesitant to contact us about your claim, it may help you to gain an understanding of what personal injury law is, and what is is not. We are ready to help you. Whether you prefer talking on the phone, coming into our office in Riverside, or you need us to come to where you are, give us a call at 951-543-9020 to schedule an appointment.