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Monterey County Birth Injury Lawyers

Helping Parents Get the Help They Need

the Biegel Law Firm represents accident and injury victims throughout Central and Northern California. Our Monterey County birth injury attorneys have significant experience with cases involving birth complications and disorders, such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy, caused by a health care provider’s negligence or mistake.

Birth Complications & Resulting Injuries

In tragic cases, birth injuries may occur because of negligent medical care or a mistake made by a doctor, midwife, nurse, or other health care provider attending a baby’s birth. Injury causing oversights and errors may include excessive use of a vacuum extractor, improper use of delivery forceps, delays in nonproductive births moving to C-sections, and complications arising from a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

While carelessness or error is not always the cause of a birth injury or condition, some birth injuries are avoidable with proper anticipation and recognition of certain risk factors, such as the baby’s position and size. Miscalculations made during the delivery process can lead to many serious complications and injuries, which may, in turn, cause certain disorders, lifelong problems, and even death.

Conditions that may result from birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy affects a person’s ability to control muscle movements, and may also cause seizures and mental retardation. The condition may result from injuries sustained during birth and oxygen deprivation. Our Monterey cerebral palsy attorneys can help if your child’s condition may have been caused by a birth injury.
  • Brachial Plexus Injury, also known as Erb’s Palsy: Erb’s palsy may result from a stretch or tear of the nerves in the neck and upper chest during delivery and lead to loss of movement and feeling in the arm, hand, and fingers. the Biegel Law Firm’s Erb’s palsy lawyers in Monterey can provide advice and representation if your baby suffered a brachial plexus injury during birth.
  • Shoulder Dystocia: Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s shoulders fail to deliver soon after the head, which may result in fractures to the baby’s collarbone, brachial plexus injury, and maternal hemorrhage.
  • Fractures & Broken Bones: Fractures and broken bones may result if a baby is delivered with too much force or in an improper manner.
  • Facial Cuts, Bruises & Paralysis: The use of forceps during delivery can lead to cuts or bruises on the face and head. Facial paralysis can even result if facial nerves are damaged by significant pressure.
  • Asphyxia: Birth asphyxia occurs when a baby does not receive enough oxygen before, during, or just after birth, which may cause abnormal heart rate or rhythm and/or increased acid levels in the baby’s blood.

the Biegel Law Firm Can Help You

Winning a medical malpractice claim based on a birth injury is often a complex process requiring knowledge of obstetrics and pediatrics, the use of persuasive expert testimony, and the resources to take on powerful adversaries, including doctors, hospitals, and their insurance companies. The Monterey County birth injury attorneys at the Biegel Law Firm possess the skill and experience to handle challenging birth injury cases and can help you receive maximum compensation for your damages.

If your baby sustained an injury before, during, or soon after birth, or if you believe an avoidable complication occurred during your baby’s delivery, please contact the Biegel Law Firmfor a free initial consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer in Monterey. As our client, you pay no legal fees until we recover on your behalf.

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