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Salinas Birth Injury Lawyers

Labor and delivery rooms are busy places and there is a lot happening all at once. The doctors and nurses present are responsible for knowing how to react in these situations and for immediately responding any time the newborn’s health is in danger. When they fail to do so, the infant can suffer serious injury. Medical negligence causes too many birth injuries in California every year. When medical negligence causes birth injuries, parents can speak to a Salinas birth injury lawyer for help.

Types of Birth Injuries

There are many different types of birth injuries that can occur during the birthing process. These injuries typically result from medical negligence and can occur before or during labor, which is why they fall under the category of medical malpractice. The most common birth injuries include:

  • Complications with a vaginal birth after a woman has had a previous C-section
  • Injury resulting from improper use of vacuum suction or forceps
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Broken bones suffered by the infant
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Pitocin-related injuries
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Brachial plexus injury

Any time a child suffers one of these injuries, it is important that parents speak to a Salinas birth injury lawyer.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Although birth injuries are often caused by a healthcare professional’s negligence, that negligence can take on many different forms. Some of the most common include:

  • A failure to follow proper protocols and procedures
  • Failing to properly monitor and record the baby’s vital signs
  • Failing to identify signs of fetal distress so the problem can be corrected
  • A delay or other mistakes made during a C-section
  • Failing to deal with complications during delivery in a timely manner
  • Being unable to identify an abnormal situation
How a Birth Injury Attorney in Salinas can Help

It is true that when infants and their parents are victims of medical malpractice, they can pursue compensation. However, these are some of the most complex personal injury law cases and no one should ever pursue a case without the help of an attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer will:

  • Collect all medical records from a mother’s prenatal care and delivery
  • Conduct a thorough investigation to determine what events led to the labor and childbirth and what standards of care were breached
  • Negotiate a fair settlement
  • Reach out to a network of expert witnesses that can substantiate your claim

These are just a few of the ways in which a birth injury attorney in Salinas will help with a case and get birth injury victims the help they need.

Contact the Attorneys at Willoughby Brod, LLP Today

When your child has been the victim of a birth injury, you need a Salinas birth injury lawyer with experience. You need the help of our attorney at Willoughby Brod, LLP.

Markus Willoughby has dedicated his life to helping victims of medical malpractice and other personal injury accidents. He has achieved an AVVO rating of 10.0 in the category of “Superb Attorney in Medical Malpractice” and he was nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year for two years in a row. Call him today at (800) 427-7020 to schedule a free case evaluation and to learn more about how he will put his experience to work for you.

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