San Diego Birth Injury Lawyer
A birth injury may be defined as any physical injury that a baby suffers in the childbirth process. This injury may occur before, during or immediately after delivery and may be caused by different factors. While in some situations a birth injury may be unavoidable, there are particular cases where conduct on the part of the attending doctor, nurse or other medical professional will cause a birth injury to occur. Medical malpractice may cause a variety of birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, paralysis, brachial plexus injury, mental retardation, and more.
If your child suffered a preventable birth injury and you would like to discuss your options in seeking justice, contact a San Diego birth injury lawyer at our law offices as soon as possible. Our attorneys are committed to representing victims of medical malpractice in regard to childbirth throughout San Diego, California.
What Causes Preventable Birth Injuries?
A preventable birth injury may be caused by any action or inaction on the part of a medical professional involved with the pregnancy, delivery or postnatal care, which results in poor or substandard medical treatment. For example, a doctor's failure to diagnose gestational diabetes in a pregnant mother may result in birth injuries, as it would not be properly treated. A delay in performing a c-section may result in oxygen deprivation and therefore cerebral palsy or other brain injuries. Poor or improper use of vacuum extractors or forceps may cause serious physical trauma to the baby. These are just a few examples of conduct that may cause preventable birth injuries in a San Diego area hospital.
Working with a San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney
To seek justice and work to protect your child's future, do not wait to discuss your case with a San Diego medical malpractice attorney who can address your particular needs and concerns.
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