California Birth Injury Lawyers
There are few events worse in life than parents discovering that their child’s birth injury was the result of negligence. While accidents do happen, health care providers such as physicians and nurses are held to a certain standard of competence.
Birth injuries are not uncommon. Studies show that they occur in about 7 of every 1,000 births in the U.S. Although some are caused by the birth mother’s drug or alcohol use, or from preexisting conditions such as diabetes or from reactions to medications, others are the result of the negligence of a physician, nurse or medical facility.
Birth injuries are part of medical malpractice law and are complicated cases with expert testimony required to prove liability and damages. In cases like these, you need the resources, experience and knowledge of a California birth injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian.
Examples of Birth Injuries
Many birth injuries are preventable. A failure to get a complete medical history or to conduct a thorough physical examination may not discover a condition that can lead to severe birth defects. The lack of oxygen to the fetus during delivery accounts for birth injuries that can lead to brain injury or other serious developmental and neurological conditions:
- Cerebral Palsy: A permanent neurological condition caused by lack of oxygen to the fetus or improper use of forceps during delivery. Malfunctioning medical devices and a failure to monitor the fetus and mother by a nurse or other staff are causes as well.
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Caused by oxygen deprivation from compression to the umbilical cord, respiratory failure or a ruptured blood vessel that a nurse or physician failed to detect in time, permanent brain injury is usually the result.
- Erb’s Palsy: Damage to the five nerves in the shoulder or brachial plexus that controls movements from the spinal cord to the arm, hand and shoulder. A careless physician who tugs too hard on the baby’s arm during a difficult delivery could sever the nerve root from the spine.
These are some of the more common birth injuries that the California birth injury lawyers from The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian handle for our client
Holding the Parties Accountable
Physicians and medical facilities are reluctant to admit that any errors were made. It is up to an experienced and resourceful attorney to obtain the necessary records and hire medical experts to uncover instances of medical conduct that fell below accepted standards of competence.
A physician may be held liable for the acts of omissions of the staff under his or her control including nurses, residents or anyone else involved in the birth process. A hospital is responsible for the hiring, training and supervision of medical personnel. Should a medical device have malfunctioned or contain a design defect, the manufacturer must be held responsible.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian are sensitive to the emotions and sensitivities of our clients who are going through trying times. Our priority is your family’s health and financial future. Our experienced and dedicated team of legal representatives will litigate your claim and give you the best opportunity to obtain the compensation your case deserves.
Call The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian today. We have the necessary experience and resources necessary to properly handle a California birth injury case.