While the rate of birth injuries in San Bernardino is very low, the families who are affected by them often live with permanent consequences. If you suspect medical negligence caused the injury of your child, contact a San Bernardino birth injury lawyer at the law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn.
Through a birth injury lawsuit, affected parents can seek and recover compensation to ease the strains of raising a disabled child. The responsible healthcare providers should be held accountable for their actions. At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our attorneys fight tirelessly and with aggression to make sure this happens.
Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare provider fails to exercise the proper care as recognized by the medical community. Birth injuries can cause death, permanent disability and developmental disorders. A birth injury lawsuit can help pay for raising the child, as well as offer compensation for pain and suffering. In many cases a birth injury attorney will also seek to have punitive damages awarded to the victims.
Types of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries sometimes occur without the fault of any medical personnel. However, medical malpractice can also involve a lack of proper prenatal screening, where ultrasound and other techniques can assess risks well before the birth process begins. A birth injury attorney will only recommend a birth injury lawsuit if it is warranted.
Aitken * Aitken * Cohn has been successful in a broad range of birth injury cases, including:
- Fractures – caused by forceful or excessive birthing techniques
- Cerebral Palsy – an incurable condition that affects the child’s ability to control movement, it is caused by oxygen deprivation or head trauma causing brain injury
- Erb’s Palsy – also known as brachial plexus palsy is a condition caused by the stretching or tearing the nerves that supply the child’s shoulder and arm
- Nerve damage – damage to the facial nerve can cause temporary or permanent facial paralysis, and damage to the diaphragm nerve can cause respiratory problems
Contact a San Bernardino Birth Injury Lawyer
If you believe your child’s injuries could have been prevented, we would like to assist you. Contact our San Bernardino birth injury attorneys for more information.