Sacramento Birth Injury Lawyer
The birth of a child is normally a very happy time in the life of a couple. But joy can turn to despair when a birth injury occurs. The Sacramento birth injury lawyers at Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP handle medical malpractice cases for parents whose children have suffered a birth injury.
Birth injuries are heartbreaking and our firm understands how difficult this time can be. From the moment you call Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP, our birth injury attorneys and staff members are dedicated to helping you through this. Our team will work hard to help make sure you get all the compensation you are entitled to receive. We serve clients throughout Northern California. Call our firm at (916) 774-7200 to discuss your legal options today.
What Causes Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries are complications that arise during labor, delivery, or both. They can result in many problems for the newborn baby and these problems can be mild or severe. Some of the main causes of a birth injury include:
- Oxygen deprivation
- Bleeding in the skull or brain
- Mechanical trauma
- Medical mistakes, such as delay in performing a C-section or failure to properly anticipate the size of the child
These issues are all avoidable and the doctors and nurses caring for mother and baby have a responsibility to ensure that the utmost care is given to avoid these issues. Our Sacramento injury attorneys have the resources necessary to investigate and prove through evidence the negligence, carelessness, and mistakes that could have been avoided in order to secure maximum compensation.
Common Birth Injuries
As a result of the aforementioned issues, a number of common birth injuries could occur such as:
- Brachial plexus palsy
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Fractured collarbone
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Temporary paralysis
Birth injuries like cerebral palsy result from brain damage caused by many factors, including medical malpractice. Cerebral palsy affects the body’s ability to control movement and posture, often resulting in seizures, hearing deficits, behavioral problems, and intellectual impairment. Although this condition can never be reversed, it can be managed with a lifetime of medical care, including medication, therapy and, in some cases, surgery.
Contact a Qualified Sacramento Birth Injury Attorney Today
If your child suffered a birth injury, call us at (916) 774-7200 to get started with your free initial consultation. The Sacramento birth injury lawyers at Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP can meet you at your convenience, on weekdays, weeknights, or weekends. We can meet with you at our office, at your home, or in your hospital room. When you become a client, you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we win compensation for you. Make an appointment today.