When you are pregnant and anticipating your new baby, you want to know that you can trust the doctors responsible for delivering a newborn. Not everything may go smoothly, but feeling confident in the medical professionals is crucial to your peace of mind.
If a negligent doctor or a negligent nurse commits an act of medical malpractice by failing to monitor you or your infant, or by not performing a necessary procedure during or before labor, then your health and safety can be threatened. This is when a serious injury – such as a placental abruption, a uterine rupture, premature birth, or cerebral palsy – can occur.
Parents whose babies are victims of birth injuries, or even wrongful death need quality lawyers for advice, expertise, consultation, and representation. Mitchell Leeds, LLP helps families whose children suffer from spine, shoulder or nerve damage that result in physical disabilities, or a brain injury as a result of losing oxygen and blood flow to the brain during labor. We also work on other preventable instances of wrongful death of either the baby or the mother as a result of the delivery process.
The aftermath of birth injuries or a fatal instance of medical malpractice is stressful. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries and medical expenses, or any long-term care that may be required for you or your child. As a skilled team of lawyers working with clients in San Francisco and the state of California, we can help you with your birth injury case.