Oakland Birth Injury Lawyer
Some extent of trauma is to be expected in a natural childbirth but is typically limited to slight bruising due to a difficult passage through the birth canal. In some cases, however, a baby will suffer serious injury before, during or just after childbirth. These birth injuries may affect the baby for months, years or even life. When a birth injury is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of an obstetrician, nurse or any other medical professional involved with the pregnancy, labor, childbirth or neonatal care, this may be a form of medical malpractice and should be addressed immediately.
An Oakland birth injury lawyer at our law firm can talk to you about what has happened. We can review your situation to determine whether you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim due to a birth injury and can assist you in properly filing your case to seek justice and financial compensation for your child's ongoing care.
Birth Injury Claims in Oakland
An Oakland birth injury claim may be filed in different situations. A doctor may fail to diagnose a serious medical condition in a pregnant mother early in the pregnancy, leading to problems later on. During labor or delivery, an obstetrician may delay in recommending or performing a c-section, causing the baby to suffer injury due to a lack of oxygen to the brain. After the baby is born, a nurse may be negligent in providing neonatal care, committing a medication error or perhaps allowing an infection to develop. These are just a few examples of how and when a birth injury may occur. How this will affect a baby and family will vary depending on the specific situation.
Find out more about your right to seek justice after this type of medical malpractice. Contact an Oakland birth injury attorney at Pacific Attorney Group today!