Injuries caused at birth can be devastating, often lasting a lifetime. Such injuries can take a toll, not only on the child, but on the family as well. In addition to the pain and suffering of the victim, mounting medical costs often present a monetary burden for the family. Some birth injuries cannot be avoided; others are the result of medical negligence. If you believe your child has been the victim of negligence, take steps to contact a well-qualified personal injury lawyer, trained in the field of children’s birth injuries. For example, the condition could be due to a negligent, quick and rapid delivery or Cephalo-pelvic disproportion. In other cases, it could have been caused by prolonged or delayed delivery procedures, or an abnormal birth positioning.
Some of the stories we hear about in these cases emanate from bad care and need to be ruled out by a trained lawyer, and possible medically trained experts. Diagnosing a cause like an obstetric turn, or even an asinclitic birth. Recently, there has been a lot of attention being given to cases of acceleration and stimulation, as a way to speed up the hospital care, and bottom lines of health care providers. But no mother should have to suffer breech presentation, or a forceps injury, or disfigurement from a vacuum extraction. Hyperbilirubinemia is another of the leading problems we are presented with in these tragic cases.
Other Birth Injuries we help with include:
- Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma
- Rh-ABO problems
- Uterine rupture problems
- Nerve related troubles
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
Sometimes a baby over 8 pounds in weight can suffer a birthing delivery, if it gets too big. Your physician needs to keep you abreast of situations that may require you to induce childbirth. Conversely, if a child is premature, your health care provider needs to provide that extra modicum of care to make sure the vulnerable suckling does not die. When the mother is presented with less than optimal proportions, such as Cephalopelvic Disproportion, she has to be made aware of the risks. The law requires that patients be fully informed. If not, and someone gets hurt, the doctor will be called to the carpet.There is an excellent page here, that goes into much more detail about birth injuries.
If you are looking for skilled, excellent and professional attorneys, Ehline Law fits that bill precisely. This is because our practice is focused on catastrophic events that hurt others due to the neglectful conduct of wrong doers. You may need to sue a doctor, drug maker or other medical professional, and without a trained advocate, you will be up the creek without a paddle in almost every case.
If you feel your child was injured due to negligence on the part of the hospital staff or other medical personnel, legal assistance can be found at Ehline Law of Temecula. Quality legal service is just a phone call away. Dial 888-400-9721 for the answers you need. If an act of medical negligence can be proven responsible for your child’s birth injury, Michael Ehline will make every effort to help you reach a financial settlement that will adequately cover your child’s medical needs. Ehline Law of Temecula has the expertise and resources available to assist you in every aspect of this very crucial decision. Make an appointment to speak with Michael Ehline, or one of his assistants, to discuss the legal options available to your family and your child.