BIRTH INJURIES

Northern California Birth Injury Attorneys for the Most Challenging Cases

Legal action is appropriate when a baby is injured during the birthing process or prior to birth due to the carelessness, neglect or the intentional acts by a medical provider or healthcare professional.  When such an injury occurs, and does not constitute a criminal act per se, there is a basis for a civil lawsuit.

Nothing is more challenging and agonizing than knowing that your child suffered or continues to suffer due to negligence, irresponsible behavior or medical malpractice by an obstetrician or other medical professional.

Just as challenging may be not knowing why your child is suffering.

At The Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara, we may be able to provide answers by conducting a thorough examination of the details of your case.

If you and your family received medical attention that was below the standard of care, you have allies at our law firm. We may be able to obtain financial compensation on your behalf. We also have access to leading medical experts to assist in your recovery and treatment.

Liability for a birth related injury falls to the party that is responsible for causing the injury. The individual, and or entity that is deemed liable, can be made to pay financial compensation to the injured person for damages. In the case of an infant or a child compensation can include both past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering.  The damages could also include an additional sum for any disability and disfigurement that was attributed to the medical treatment and remuneration for the baby or child’s diminishment quality of life and loss of future earnings.

A birth injury can result in massive medical costs and lifetime convalescent care. By contacting our lawyers as soon as possible, we can help you determine if your case has merit.

We will work on your behalf to make sure that your child receives all the treatment and care he and she deserves, and that your insurance carrier fulfills their obligation of paying for these and future treatments and cures that relate to your child’s injury.

Using our long history of success, extensive experience and access to leading medical experts, we will obtain and review medical records and attempt to determine the cause of your child’s injury. If negligence was the cause, our legal team will seek the compensation and justice you deserve.

We have Handled Numerous Birth Injury Cases in Northern California

No two cases are the same. This is why a history of success is so important. We have the experience to use strategies that have been effective in the past; but we also have the skill to adapt to present circumstances. No matter the nature of your case, we have the resources to investigate and the skill to relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf.

The types of Birth Injury Lawsuits that we handle:

-Birth trauma resulting from improper use of forceps or suction

Brachial plexus

Brain damage

Breech birth complications

-Vaginal birth after a cesarean section resulting in a ruptured uterus, brain damage or death

-Delay in diagnosis of fetal distress

-Delay in performing a Caesarean or Csection

Failure to perform timely caesarean

Erbs palsy

Fetal death

Birth hypoxia

-Brain injury resulting from lack of oxygen (brain hypoxia)

-Cerebral palsy from medical and hospital errors

Incorrect medication or dosage

Klumpke palsy

-Paralysis

Shoulder dystocia

-Spinal cord injury

-Necrotizing enterocolitis (bowel infection), bleeding in the brain, or lung problems

Vacuum extraction injury

Unfortunately, there are many possibilities for trauma during labor and delivery. A skilled doctor and medical support staff should anticipate these possibilities. If they have not, tragedy may result.

Call The Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara if you believe that your child has suffered a birth injury or you are a mother who has been harmed during your pregnancy.

We have been providing personalized and attentive legal representation to Northern California families and their children in this area of the law for more than 24 years.

Our personal approach to our clients has been successful; we have helped injury victims recover millions of dollars in compensation. We may be able to help you and your family.

Call 707-571-8600 OR 415-492-4507 for a free consultation with skilled birth injury attorneys who are prepared to help you seek justice and compensation.

Please call our office at (707) 571-8600 in our centrally located Santa Rosa office in Sonoma County or call our office in San Rafael in Marin County at (415) 492-4507 to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.