Life changed in an instant.
The nine months of pregnancy and the time immediately before, during, and after childbirth are by far the most critical times in a child's life. Untreated medical problems or errors made in the delivery room will have lifelong consequences for the child.
Medical staff who work with expectant mothers and newborns receive a great deal of training to ensure they respond properly and promptly to prenatal and post-natal medical problems. Even with the best of care, however, there can be unavoidable problems.
But what if you did not receive the best of care?
The truth is, in some cases, a birth injury could have been avoided if medical personnel had taken the time to order tests, to read results properly, to listen and to act promptly when there were signs the child was in distress.
We trust our medical providers-doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, lab technicians, clinics and hospitals-to act with reasonable care and to use at least standard precautions to safeguard our health and the health of our baby. When that trust is misplaced, and when our children suffer injuries because of it, they must be held accountable.
If your child was injured at birth because of medical or nursing negligence, or if you lost a child or a spouse because of medical malpractice, contact the Torrance law office of AgnewBrusavich.
Our injury attorneys have extensive negotiation and trial experience handling birth injury cases arising from medical negligence. We are committed to doing everything we can to help you bring a successful claim on behalf of your injured child.
We work with top medical and child development experts to establish the factors that led to your child's injury and to understand the long-term consequences of those injuries on your child's future, for example:
If your child suffered hypoxia or anoxia (lack of oxygen) at or before birth, he or she may have cerebral palsy or another form of brain damage. Your child may require physical therapy and educational support in order to reach his or her full potential.
If your child suffered nerve injury in the brachial plexus from improper handling during childbirth, he or she may suffer shoulder dystocia or erb's palsy. Your child may need physical therapy and adaptive equipment in order to function as well as he or she can.
A medical malpractice settlement or verdict can help you get the medical, therapy, and educational resources your child needs to become as fully functioning as possible.
Contact our Torrance law office for a free consultation. Learn more about our law firm and what we can do to help you and your child. Birth injury cases are taken on a contingent fee basis; you pay no lawyers' fees unless we are able to obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.