San Jose Birth Injury Attorney
The phrase "disabled for life" takes on a different and tragically literal meaning when a moment of negligence or lapse in professional judgment occurs at the time of the victim's birth. Many avoidable birth injuries result in the permanent partial or extensive disability of the newborn child, and the parents must face and overcome the challenges involved in caring for their son or daughter throughout and beyond childhood and adolescence. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Shea & Shea to learn about your legal options for obtaining the financial resources necessary for proper care for a child born with severe impairments or defects. We represent parents of children with claims for obstetric malpractice damages resulting from such birth injuries as the following:
- Cerebral palsy
- Fetal distress caused by improper vacuum extraction techniques
- Head injuries resulting from negligent manipulation of the forceps
- Acquired brain injury caused by interruption of the oxygen supply to the brain during delivery
- Negligent failure to recommend a C-section when indicated after a previous caesarian delivery
- Complications of hospital-acquired infections
Our lawyers will not only help you collect the money you need for the best possible care, but we can also serve as a resource to assist with the treatment, tests, and therapies required at all stages of infancy and childhood. We can help resolve the problems you might encounter if a health insurer refuses to cover necessary diagnostics and treatment.
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We also make sure that the best available medical and rehabilitative experts for your particular circumstances are engaged as early in the case as possible. Proof of both liability and damages in birth injury litigation is heavily dependent on expert opinion and forensic testimony. Our experience and skill with expert medical evidence can generate persuasive evidence of your child's lifetime needs for care and treatment that will be fully documented to the greatest degree of medical certainty.