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Protecting Victims of Birth Injuries

There are few medical situations more critical than labor and birth, your physician's actions during birth are of utmost importance to the future of your child. A birth injury can come about as a result of lack of correct care or insufficient care due to negligence during the birth process. During labor, if the attending doctor does not respond to certain medical indicators of distress quickly enough, the infant can suffer serious injuries. In some cases, this lack of proper care or reaction by the physician has caused the baby to be damaged, in some cases permanent injuries have occurred. In other birth injury cases, it could be that substandard care was provided during pregnancy when certain factors were evident and could have been resolved with the proper medical handling.

When a family is expecting a baby, there are few parts of life that bring as much joy and anticipation. When an accident of some type occurs, and the baby has a birth injury, it is a heartbreaking situation, full of emotional distress and concern over the baby's future. There are certain types of birth injuries that are caused by errors made by medical personnel during labor. If your baby has suffered such an injury, you have every right to seek to discover if medical errors were made during the birth of your child. It is crucial in such cases to get the assistance of a birth injuries attorney in San Jose. At Shea & Shea, the legal team is recognized as one of the top personal injury firms in the area. Our senior litigator, Michael Shea, founded the firm over 40 years ago with the purpose of assisting those who cannot help themselves.

Types of Birth Injuries

Cerebral palsy and brachial plexus are among the most common birth defects that occur when medical inattention leads to injury. It is a sad fact that delivery mistakes involving even the most simple of errors could lead to oxygen deficiencies during the birthing process or result in wrongful death. The severity of these "mistakes" should not be taken lightly, as even the improper deliverance of a pre-operative procedure could result in infant brain damage or worse. From premature deliveries, to scheduled ones, there is no way of knowing whether or not the trust that you must put into the hands of your delivery doctor and OBGYN is deserved. Unfortunately, in some cases it's not and it is in these cases that the worst birthing injuries are seen and experienced. If you have recently been the victim of any type of birth injury in the state of California then you owe it to yourself and your family to fight for the injustices done to you and your child.

Wrongful Death
If you lost a child because of medical negligence or a medical error, your first step should be to contact a member of the legal team. They understand how difficult these cases can be and so want to be there to walk with you throughout this entire process. In order for you to be able to focus on yourself and your family, they will take care of all the legal requirements and processes. Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit will not take away the pain or bring back your child; however, it is still important to hold the guilty party responsible for what they have done. If you do not, the same tragedy could affect another family. You could also secure financial assistance in order to pay for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and pain and suffering.

Any injury can cause serious problems for your child, and the child thereafter may never lead a normal life. In such cases, when the injury is a result of negligence on the part of the obstetrician, anesthesiologist, nurse or other medical practitioner, you have the right to make a claim for damages. When dealing with these situations, one is usually focused on the health of the baby and dealing with the physical problems and the future of your child and their injuries or damages. You may not be considering the legal aspects of the birth injury. In these cases, it is crucial that you have legal representation from an experienced birth injuries attorney from Shea & Shea. The legal team at Shea & Shea is prepared to assist you in your claim for damages and compensation in the birth injury case.

Why hire Shea & Shea?

Your child may need a lifetime of medical care and other vitally needed resources in the future. When a claim is made with the assistance of a qualified personal injury attorney from Shea & Shea, all possible future costs for the care of your baby as he or she matures will be considered in the claim for damages. These costs are extremely important to your family, as they usually are extremely expensive. When the damage is a result of medical malpractice or negligence, you have every right to seek to be compensated for these costs, as well as the pain and suffering the incident has caused you and your family. There is no financial award that can really make up for the damage, but it can relieve the stress and worry that your child will have the best of possible medical care now and in the future, and that you will have the financial resources to take the time to care for your child.

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