Birth Injury Attorneys Serving California
Complications that occur during pregnancy or labor and delivery can result in severe injuries, many of which are lifelong and require parents to make special provisions for their child. Not only is this type of care expensive and time-consuming, it also puts emotional and financial stress on an entire family.
At the law firm of DeWitt Algorri & Algorri, we have extensive experience providing compassionate and comprehensive representation to families impacted by birth injuries that are caused by the negligence of doctors, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals.
In order to receive the full amount that you deserve in a birth injury case, we frequently consult with a life-care planner who conducts research on the type of medical and assistive treatment that will be necessary at various stages of your child’s life. This helps provide an accurate estimate of your child’s care and related costs.
Do not delay in contacting us about your case. An adult has one year to take legal action from when he or she knew or reasonably should have known of a birth injury. However, California law stipulates that a child has until he or she is 8 years old for a lawsuit to be filed. Because the rules in the area of medical malpractice are complex, it is wise to consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
Pasadena Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Birth injuries caused by a lack of oxygen or blood flow to the baby before, during or after a birth are among the most serious. This can result in mental retardation, brain injuries, many types of cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and more.
Birth injuries also result from a doctor’s failure to provide quality prenatal care or the use of medications harmful to the unborn fetus. A doctor’s improper use of forceps, suction and other instruments and techniques can also cause trauma and serious brain injuries. Inattention to a fetus’s well-being during delivery can result in a brachial plexus injury, which leads to permanent loss of function in a shoulder or arm.
In some cases, a birth injury may go undetected for months or years. Parents are often left with the incorrect impression that their child simply has a birth defect that could not have been prevented. We can investigate the facts involved in your child’s birth to help determine if you have an actionable medical malpractice case.
Reach Out to California Birth Injury Attorneys DeWitt Algorri & Algorri
Contact our experienced California birth injury attorneys at (626) 568-4000 or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We take all malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay attorney fees unless we obtain a recovery for you.