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Sonoma County Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Attorneys in Petaluma

Few incidents are more tragic than those that involve infants that have been seriously injured in the birth process. These injuries can create situations in which the baby may not be able to lead a normal life and the parents' hope for a healthy baby is tragically shattered. In such cases, it is necessary to take legal action to fight for some sense of justice, and to help those in the future who may face the same situation if no action is taken. There are a series of common birth injuries that can occur due to medical errors, and any of these injuries require the assistance of a Sonoma County personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of David R. Silva. The compassionate and dedicated legal team assists clients with any of the following types of birth injuries:

Cerebral Palsy:

This injury occurs when the baby is deprived of oxygen at birth. This can occur when the baby is larger than a normal infant and then has trouble moving through the birth canal. The shoulder of the child can then have their shoulder caught on the pelvic bone while the head is partially through the canal. This can restrict the oxygen flow and result in brain damage. The physician attending the birth should know that the child is larger than normal, which is a condition that comes about often through pregestational diabetes. Any child who has passed the 40 week term may be larger than normal, and a skilled medical doctor should have been aware that this problem may occur.

Brain Damage:

Brain damage can occur through oxygen deprivation. This can come about when the physician is manipulating the umbilical cord and it kinks and stops or hinders the oxygen flow to the baby. This can result in mental retardation or other symptoms for the child.

Brachial Plexus:

This condition occurs when the shoulder is caught on the pelvic bone, and the muscles and nerves are stretched and torn. In some cases it resolves and in others it is more serious, and may cause permanent damage. The condition can result in Erb's Palsy, which can be permanent or in some cases resolves over time.

In any birth injury case, it is important to have skilled legal representation to assist you in making your claim for damages. Birth injury claims are considered medical malpractice cases, and it takes careful documentation and presentation in order to seek a successful claim. Accidents do happen, and physicians and other medical personnel make mistakes. If this has happened to your child, the legal team at the Law Offices of David R. Silva will assist you in the legal aspects of your case, and to fight for your child to have the finances available for the best of medical care available.

Contact a Sonoma County birth injury attorney from the Law Offices of David R. Silva if your child has suffered a birth injury and you require skilled legal representation to assist you in making your claim for damages.

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