California Birth Injury Lawyers
Childbirth is a special moment in a parent’s life. Unfortunately, the medical providers you entrust with your care can make mistakes that can lead to birth injuries – resulting in complications that can cause lifelong issues for your child. These mistakes can be a result of negligent behavior or malpractice. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in California, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care the child may need.
Birth injury is very complex, with many different diagnoses. A child may be diagnosed with a lack of oxygen at birth (HIE) at the same time a brain bleed occurred. This can be a consequence of medical malpractice, and it can result in disability, such as cerebral palsy. However, some delays in the child’s development may not appear until they start missing developmental milestones.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. In California, you have until one day before your child’s 8th birthday to file a claim, though some government institutions and state-funded entities have different requirements.
Legal Help in California
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country. Our unique focus on birth injury allows us to provide both knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases and the compassion each family needs for their case.
Common Birth Injuries
Some of the more common birth injury cases our attorneys have handled include one or more of the following conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- A high-risk pregnancy
- A delayed emergency c-section
- Umbilical cord problems
- Infant seizures
- Newborn Infections
- And other birth injuries
About ABC Law Centers
The attorneys at ABC Law Centers have exclusively handled birth injury cases since the firm’s inception in 1997. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized for their work in birth injury. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation, and do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.