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California Birth Injury Law

All medical professionals are required to meet ethical and legal standards of care, if they fail to obey these rules patients and their families have not to suffer the consequences. Newborns are considered to be the most vulnerable patients and numerous medical errors can cause them pain and disability during their lifetime.

It is difficult to imagine something more overwhelming than the fact that your newborn child suffered or is still suffering due to medical professional negligence. Various birth injuries can affect person’s life for a long period. Moreover, they can be life-altering and cause sufferings both for the family and the children.

Birth injuries may result in astronomical costs and the need of lifetime care of the children. The best possible step for a family faced birth injury in California is to hire an experienced and professional lawyer in order to defend their rights and get compensation from persons who breached their duty of care during the birth process.

Below, The Margarian Law Firm lawyers will introduce you the main elements of the California Birth Injury Law. In addition, we are ready to provide answers to your initial questions concerning California Personal Injury Law for free. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

What is California Birth Injury Law?

Generally, birth injuries occur when medical professionals fail to determine potential danger to the newborn or mother during the birth process. Doctors are strictly responsible to follow special regulations and take all precautions to prevent any danger or illness during birthing process. Otherwise, they can be held to the responsibility for deviating these standards in a negligent manner. Besides negligence, it should be clear who is the person to be suited for breaching his or her legal duties. Mostly, the duty to take care of birth process is breached by:
  • Doctors;
  • Nurses;
  • Other hospital staff.
The consequences of the negligence of medical professionals can be horrible and they may affect both mother and the child. Birth injuries may cause a variety of problems for a family, including developmental, physical or cognitive complications. The most common types of birth injuries are as follows:
  • Delay in diagnosis of fetal distress;
  • Delay in performing a C-section;
  • Paralysis;
  • Brain hypoxia (injury resulting from reduced supply of oxygen);
  • Cerebral palsy resulted from medical errors;
  • Brain damage;
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

Obtaining Compensation if You Suffered a Birth Injury in California

The array of expenses which should be covered always depends on the specific circumstances of your case. That is why you need a professional help to get compensation for all your sufferings and losses.

The Margarian Law Firm offers you to have an initial consultation for free. Our lawyers will explain you how you may be entitled to compensation and reimbursement for suffered damages. When you hire us, you can leave the entire legal headache and concentrate on your recovering. We will protect your interests.

Being versed in the California birth injury case? At The Margarian Law Firm we understand all complexities of legal system and we have a positive record of obtained compensation for our clients. The amount of monetary compensation you deserve depends upon the case you were involved in. The Margarian Law Firm can help you better understand both the strength and weaknesses of your case.

You may file your request online, by telephone or by mail. (818) 553-1000


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