Having a baby is supposed to be the most joyous and wonderful time in a couple's life. While most births go smoothly, some have complications. It is estimated that five out of every 1,000 children born in the United States will suffer some type of birth injury.
It is every new parent's worst nightmare to hear that their newborn has suffered a serious injury - one that could have been prevented. What went wrong, you ask? The pregnancy was easy.
We put our trust in doctors and other medical professional during childbirth and while doctors and medical staffs take every possible precaution to ensure a safe and healthy delivery, occasionally mistakes can lead to the unintended harm of a newborn baby.
Birth injuries can occur before, during and after delivery. While the risk of injury is common, there are some that may be preventable. Common types of injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Brain damage
Any child suffering from a birth injury stands the best chance of maximum recovery with early treatment - treatment that can result in substantial costs. Getting that compensation can make an enormous difference in the quality of care available for your child.
No matter what your case entails, you and your family deserve to have an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney fighting for your legal rights.
If your child suffered a birth injury, there are several responsible parties involved, including the doctor, staff, and the hospital. To learn more about the possibilities for your birth injury case, contact a birth injury attorneys at Peach & Weathers in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. A lawyer experienced in birth injury cases can discuss your options with you.