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You have waited nine months for the birth of your baby. This day should be the happiest day of your life. Unfortunately, one medical error could turn this joyful occasion into heartache. In the blink of an eye, a tragic birth injury can jeopardize your baby’s entire future and turn your whole life upside down.
Such an injury can occur at any stage during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or postpartum. In the delivery room, if a medical professional makes a medical mistake, the results can be disastrous.
Failure to diagnose a prenatal condition, failure to monitor, or the misuse of forceps can all cause devastating injuries to an unborn child. However, some birth injuries are more common than others. Below are a few of the most common types of birth injuries seen in delivery wards across the country.
If your baby suffers an injury during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, you and your family may need to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek damages. Your baby may need a lifetime of care and treatment. Parents may suddenly find that they are unable to provide the level of care their baby needs. As such, parents should speak to an experienced and skilled San Francisco birth injury lawyer immediately.
Medical negligence or malpractice does not cause every injury suffered during birth. In order to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, your lawyer must establish the following:
At Mitchell Leeds, LLP, our San Francisco birth injury lawyers have handled many cases involving these common types of birth injuries. We know that injured babies may need a lifetime of care, and so we are ready to do what it takes to help. Parents are going to need someone by their side if they hope to win the compensation needed to care for their injured children. Let our attorneys help guide your family through this tough time. To learn more about our services or to schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 415-769-3400 or fill out our confidential contact form.