Your Legal Options if Your Child Was Injured at Birth
Few things can be more devastating than learning that your baby was injured during the process of labor and delivery. After months of looking forward to the day when your child would finally be born, the joy of the event is tainted by the upset and dismay you naturally feel over finding out that your child was hurt.
To make matters worse, you may be facing the reality that your child has sustained a permanent disability and will never be able to enjoy all that life has to offer or to become fully independent. Not only do you have to think about how this will affect your child's well-being in the future, but you also have to consider the economic consequences of a birth injury. Your child may find it difficult or impossible to earn an income and may even require expensive ongoing medical treatment for the injury.
Work with the Experienced Firm at Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated
This may be an enormously difficult experience, but it is not one that you have to face on your own. You can come to Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated for help from a personal injury lawyer serving Modesto and Stockton who has nearly a decade of proven legal experience. We fight for the rights of injured people and their families and we may be able to help you recover financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim.
If it can be proven that your child's injury was caused by some type of carelessness or a mistake on the part of the obstetrician, a nurse or other medical professional, we may be able to help you claim damages for your child's medical expenses, reduced future earning power and even compensation for:
- Emotional distress
Fighting for Compensation After a Birth Injury
Birth injuries can occur in a number of different ways. For example, Erb's palsy is often a result of a doctor using too much force when pulling on the baby's head during delivery, thereby stretching or tearing the nerve fibers in the brachial plexus of the neck and shoulder. Cerebral palsy can often be attributed to the doctor's failure to resolve a distressed labor, such as when the umbilical cord is out of place and / or the baby's brain is being deprived of oxygen.
We can carefully investigate the records and evidence related to your child's injury in order to discover the cause and then use this information in pursuit of the largest possible insurance settlement or jury verdict for your family. Contact us for legal help in Modesto or Stockton.