Sacramento Birth Injury Attorney
Preventable birth injuries can be among the most emotional and devastating forms of medical malpractice with lifelong consequences often put upon a child and his or her parents. In fact, a report by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project in 2011 stated that approximately 157,000 injuries occurred to mothers and newborns that were potentially avoidable.
An important point worth considering is that for all of the delivery types that were covered in this study, it was determined that both African-American and Hispanic mothers had lower rates of childbirth-related injuries (when compared to Caucasian and Asian mothers), and that obstetrical trauma was highest amongst mothers from wealthier backgrounds that had private insurance.
If you believe your loved one has been injured during pregnancy or while giving birth due to a mistake made by a doctor, nurse or hospital, please contact the Sacramento birth injury attorneys at the Arnold Law Firm today. We provide free evaluations of your case and only get paid when we win.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the "Free Case Review" form to the right or call us today at (916) 924-3100.
Common Causes of Newborn Defects
Most people would agree that having any newborn baby being subjected to a man-made injury is a tragedy, especially when it could have been prevented with some simple due-diligence on behalf of the at-fault party.
During a birth, even the slightest errors can have lifelong medical consequences as a result of the vulnerability that both the mother and the newborn child experience during labor. Admittedly, while certain births are more complicated than others, the conditions of the birth can also greatly increase the chance of a birth injury occurring.
Some common causes of birth defects include (but are not limited to):
- medication during the pre-natal period
- prenatal asphyxia
- ruptured uterus
- separation of the placenta before birth
- umbilical cord complications
.... just to name a few.
In these situations, generally there are established practices are in place to ensure patient safety. However, on occasion these practices are not followed correctly — if at all.
In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CFDC) has stated that one out of every 33 newborn babies are born with a birth defect where the cause is unknown. Birth defects are now the leading cause of all newborn deaths in the United States — amounting to approximately 20% of all infant deaths.
Medical Conditions Created by Birth Injuries
When a birth injury has occurred due to a health professional failing to follow established medical procedures, medical malpractice may have occurred.
While obtaining compensation for the injuries can help the families of these tragedies, many newborns are often subjected to medical conditions that they have to live with for their entire lives. The associated trauma and costs with the lifelong care of these victims can often be devastating for many families.
At the law offices of the Arnold Law Firm, we understand the difficulties that families may face with these types of injuries and can help to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation amount.
With this in mind, some of these medical conditions can include:
- Brachial plexus palsy
- Cerebral paralysis
- Facial paralysis
At our firm, we strongly believe that negligent people need to be held accountable for their actions. If your child was injured as a result of exposure to toxic medical substances during pregnancy or as a result of negligence during the delivery — you may be eligible to receive compensation.
We offer a 100% FREE initial consultation with our birth injury attorney to help determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit. If so, we will be able to advise you on which way to move forward with proceedings.
How to Contact Our Sacramento-Based California Birth Injury Attorney
At the law offices of the Arnold Law Firm, we have been representing Sacramento injury victims since 1975 and have earned a proud reputation of helping the injured — not large corporations and organizations. We provide effective, accessible legal counsel for those in need.
We are compassionate to the fact that birth injuries can last a lifetime, and that the expenses of medical care for the injured child can overwhelm both yourself and your family.
With a team consisting of 15 attorneys and 23 support staff, we have the resources to fight for your rights in a court of law — and the knowledge to secure your best interests throughout the entire litigation process.
Our main office is located in Sacramento, CA and we proudly offer our services to birth injury victims and their families throughout the region including:
- La riviera
- North Highlands
- Foothill Farms
- Citrus Heights
.... and all of the towns and suburbs that surround these areas.
To find out how we can help, please contact the Sacramento, California birth injury lawyers here at the Arnold Law Firm today on 916-924-3100. A member of our intake team will collect the details from your incident and then refer you to one of our attorneys.
Alternatively, to start immediately, please fill out and submit the "Free Case Review" form at the top of this page and we will contact you shortly. It's 100% FREE.