What should be the happiest day of your family’s life may have turned tragically wrong. An error made in a hospital could affect you and your child for the rest of your lives. You are not alone. In the United States, an estimated 27 out of every 1,000 births result in an infant's injury. These injuries go beyond just the day of delivery, as well.
- Challenges Parents Face in Birth Injury Lawsuits
- The Many Error Experts
- Getting the Right Legal Representation
A childbirth injury is any physical harm or damage to the baby during fetal development, prenatal care, or delivery. If you or a loved one has suffered through these circumstances, you need someone that you can trust to guide you through this process.
The Ehline Law Firm is there to assist. Our experience means that you will not be forgotten. You would not just be a client, but a valued partner that we want to see receive due to compensation. These types of injuries are unacceptable. Our lead attorney is a wounded, former United States Marine that does not know how to quit.
He is hardcore and tenacious and will continue fighting for those he cares about even when other attorneys would be ready to give in. We do not give in– we fight for California families as if they were our own. With over ten years of combined experience in law, our relationships with clients have earned our hard-fought reputation. We have gotten millions in compensation to our partners when they need it the most.
We are always ready to assist. In any event, we will come to you in your home, workplace, or at the hospital for a free consultation. Call us at (213) 596-9642 for your chance to start making the situation more manageable.
Two of the most critical parts of a family’s life are childbirth and pregnancy. However, this can be a tremendous challenge if a new parent has to face an injury to themselves or their child due to an error made by your doctor, gynecologist, obstetrician, or hospital. Hurt infants may be faced with lifetime pain, suffering, or emotional damage due to physical deformities.
The sad fact is that many parents are not even told about these injuries until well after, and in some cases, these caretakers have not even diagnosed these problems until it is too late. Just as sad, there are cases where the mother herself faces injuries after the miracle of birth.
Implements Left Inside the Birth Mother?
Some mothers have discovered sponges or other tools are left inside of them. Naturally, this can lead to infections or death. In other cases, she received too large of doses of medications. Or perhaps she had a poorly trained or negligent anesthesiologist. In any event, these can result in severe injury or even death. Sadly, this might leave her partner and newborn alone when they should be a happy, healthy family.
But our firm specializes in determining who is responsible for these errors and holding them to the task. We work closely with the physicians, nurses, nursing care specialists, LVN’s. We work with anyone at the bottom of the case. Most of all, we need to determine who made the error that led to this tragic situation. We waste no time fighting for our clients. Immediately we begin the investigation and try our best to bring you closure for this situation. Plus, we thoroughly examine medical records and file histories.
Ehline uses its resources to retain medical and other experts. And these folks are necessary. These experts help you deal with the shock, sadness, and emotional trauma of such an event.
We ask the critical questions:
- Was the best medical care received?
- Who should make the situation, right?
Many costs may be associated with such a tragedy. Physical therapy, around-the-clock nursing care, hospital expenses, or hyperbaric oxygen therapy become costly. These expenses could break any family. So we are here to help you avoid it.
But a highly trained childbirth injury lawyer can make sure that does not happen. We are as close as a phone call. So for a free consultation, call us at (888) 400-9721. That way, we can start the process of making your life whole again.
Also, we will put our resources on training, skill, and reputation behind you. No matter what, we fight to get you the outcome you deserve. If we discover negligence from a medical care provider caused by this, we aim for the maximum financial settlement possible.
Medical professionals can make mistakes, which cause birth injuries, including:
- Failing to access and perform a cesarean section delivery promptly.
- Improperly using forceps or a vacuum extractor during delivery.
- Oxygen deprivation resulting in permanent brain damage (hypoxia).
- Miscalculation of the size of the baby or the mother’s pelvis.
- Failing to diagnose or treat conditions in the infant.
- Failure to correctly interpret prenatal test results.
- Failing to diagnose maternal infections.
- Use of excessive force during delivery.
- Failing to diagnose fetal distress.
- Errors causing cerebral palsy.
- Necrotizing enterocolitis.
- Spine injuries.
Also, mothers may become overcome with urinary tract and bowel infections. Also, harm from delay in performing a C-section or allergic reactions to certain medications could deal a death blow. In any event, forceps can result in damaged vaginal tissues of the life-giver.
When faced with such a tragedy, your first action should be to know your rights. If you or a loved one is confronted with live birth, pre-natal, or neonatal incident that resulted in health issues or death, you need someone experienced on your side. Injuries could be mild to severe. But they are all serious.
Less severe injuries include bruising, skin reactions, and even fractures. But these may or may not permanently affect the infant’s health. No matter what, they are still frightening to those involved.
More severe birth injuries can have long-term complications or cause a negligent death. This occurs more often than many medical professionals and doctors care to admit. As one can see, there is a veritable laundry list of things that can go wrong. The risks abound for a family expecting delivery of a new family member due to the child-labor process.
The Medical Team is Key.
A properly trained medical team will consist of a surgeon, GP, or OBGYN. But it may also have leadership and foresight. For example, a great lawyer will act in advance and avoid tragic outcomes. When they fail to do so, they fall below their oath of care. Moreover, injuries to patients will typically follow.
Ehline Law has helped thousands of personal injury claims, and wrongful birth cases are high on the list of services we provide. Birth injury claims require having the right legal professional, who will address all the issues and assess the damages properly for clients who have suffered birth injuries.
Experience is critical in an Injury Lawyer.
Lawyers must handle any personal injury case matters. Also, they must have experience in medical negligence cases. Most of all, they must understand the nature and extent of the injuries and damages.
Our birth injury lawyers have the skill and understanding evaluating the medical documentation and the resources to have the best medical experts testify on your behalf about the harm, how it occurred, and the effects it will have on the life of the infant, parents, and family.
When you or a loved one has suffered any birth-related problems, you may have a claim to recover monetary compensation for the damage and losses, whether they be physical, emotional, or financial. The Ehline Law Firm can be the one to explain this process to you while assisting you in this trying time. If you become our partners, you will not pay a dime unless we win the case for you.
Ehline Law Firm has experienced litigation and trial attorneys standing at the ready. In fact, we are famous for compassionately guiding families through the legal process. Also, we can answer any questions.
Plus, we are here to help your case have the best possible outcome. Contact the Ehline Law Firm by using our online contact form or by calling (213) 596-9642.