Pregnancy and delivery are perhaps the most exciting period in the life of any parent. That time should be filled with joy and anticipation, too often however, medical negligence turns what ought to be a celebration of a new life to a lifelong nightmare. The pre-term period and the actual delivery are the times that mother and baby are most volunrable to medical mistakes.
Negligence by medical professionals can result in injuries or death to a newborn or the mother.
“Birth injuries” can occur at any point during pregnancy, during delivery, and during newborn care immediately following delivery. Improper handling of a baby during delivery can result in loss of oxygen and brain damage.
The attorneys at Heimanson & Wolf, LLP., have helped the parents and guardians of children who’ve been injured as a result of medical negligence during pregnancy or birth. Medical malpractice during pregnancy or delivery can result in babies born with serious injuries and life long disorders such as cerebral palsy, Erbs palsy, mental retardation, seizures, and other catastrophic injuries. Babies born with these conditions require special treatment, occupational therapy, medication and attendant care. At Heimanson& Wolf, we use our specialized knowledge of birth trauma to prove that doctors were negligent in failing to prevent birth injuries.
If you are a parent with a special needs child, there are many resources which may be able to provide you help. If your baby suffered injuries before, during or after birth we may be able to help. Our retained experts are trained in assessing the management of labor and delivery and can determine if your child’s injury was related to medical negligence or malpractice.
Our Los Angeles birth injury attorneys and experts are trained to identify negligence in cases involving difficult forceps deliveries, difficult vacuum extractions, exceptionally long labor and delivery, low amniotic fluid, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, twisted, compressed or compromised umbilical cords, a baby that is large for its gestational age, a placental abruption, and any other sign of lack of oxygen and/or trauma. Our Los Angeles, California birth injury lawyers will secure the medical records and analyze electronic fetal heart rate monitoring tapes, to determine if your infant was properly monitored during the birth process.
Contact us if you have questions about your child’s injuries or disabilities, or if you would like to learn more about your child’s right to recover benefits from a negligent doctor, hospital, or other medical care provider.