When medical negligence causes birth injuries, the ones who pay the price are innocent children. Birth injuries can have devastating, lifelong consequences for newborn babies and their families. If your child has suffered birth injuries that you believe were caused by medical error, contact Faulkner Law Offices as soon as possible. Our Bakersfield personal injury lawyers are dedicated advocates for birth injury victims.
We are not intimidated by hospitals and large insurance companies and are willing to take your case to trial if necessary to seek justice for you and your child. We understand that no verdict can make a birth injury right, but it can hold negligent parties accountable and help secure compensation to give your child the best possible medical outcome. When we take our cases to court, our attorneys have a courtroom success rate of more than 90%. We take a personal, client-centered approach to personal injury law, maintaining a direct line of communication, so you are free to voice questions or concerns as they arise. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we win your case.
A birth injury is an injury to the infant that occurs during or around the time of birth. Some birth injuries occur as a natural result of labor and delivery, for example, bruising caused by passing through the birth canal. Other more serious birth injuries can result from errors made by medical professionals. According to the Diederich Healthcare 2018 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, nine percent of the nearly $4 billion paid out for medical malpractice claims in the U.S. in 2017 was for medical errors in obstetrics.
Birth injuries can range from mild injuries that resolve on their own to serious, debilitating injuries with long-term consequences. Examples of birth injuries that may be caused by medical error include:
At Faulkner Law Offices in Bakersfield, we believe medical professionals should be held accountable for negligence that causes birth injuries. If your baby was injured at birth because of medical malpractice, contact our firm today. We are committed to pursuing the maximum possible damages for you and your child.