GJEL Helps Babies Who Have Been Injured at Birth
Three out of every one hundred children born in the United States will suffer from a serious birth injury. Although most birth injuries are unavoidable due to the size of the baby or the placement of the baby in the birth canal, some could have been prevented in the absence of a mistake or negligent act on the part of the physician and others could have been prevented with adequate care to the expected mother during pregnancy and delivery.
If your newborn has suffered serious birth injuries as the result of a mistake or negligence by a physician, you should hire an experienced California birth injury attorney from Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey immediately.
Are Doctors Responsible for Birth Injuries?
Most doctors do excellent work most of the time. In those unfortunate situations that errors or mistakes made by doctors take place in the context of pregnancy, labor, and delivery, the result can be devastating birth injuries.
In many of those cases if the doctor had followed proper procedure, been attentive, and acknowledged signs and signals which should have been immediately responded to, there is a chance that the birth injury could have been avoided. Some specific errors which may cause an infant to suffer from serious injuries may involve problems with amniocentesis, misuse of forceps, untimely delivery, improper prenatal assessments, and medication errors.
Common Birth Injuries
Listed below are just a few of the serious birth injuries that can occur:
- Brachial Plexus
- Brain damage
- Cerebral Palsy
- Fractured Bones
- Head injury
- Injuries caused by forceps
- Internal organ bleeding
- Paralysis or nerve damage
- Severe infections
- Spinal cord injury
If you or your infant has suffered as the result of malpractice or negligence during the birthing process, please contact a California birth injury attorney at Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey. Our lawyers have over 34 years of experience aggressively representing seriously injured clients throughout Northern California and recovering for them the monetary compensation that they deserve.
We invite you to call 1-855-508-9565 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at GJEL if you or a loved one has been injured. We provide free consultations, and we’re paid only when we win your claim. You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
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