The Different Types of Birth Injuries
A significant number of children born in the United States each year are born with a birth injury.
Usually these problems occur in the womb or during the developmental process. But there are a relatively small number of babies who suffer birth injuries needlessly. Their injuries were caused by a medical mistake, usually during labor, in which the baby’s brain did not get enough oxygen or other nutrients and is damaged. If your family has been affected by a medical mistake such as this, Heimberg Barr is here to help. Our award-winning Los Angeles law firm houses some of the top birth injury attorneys that work with you in getting the compensation you deserve.
Though we understand that this is an excruciatingly difficult time for you, please be aware that it is critical that an investigation into the facts of the case be undertaken as soon as possible if you are considering filing a lawsuit. This is necessary to preserve evidence, to get information while memories are fresh, and to avoid losing your right to bring a lawsuit.
There are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. These time limits are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. It is in your best interest to speak to an a medical malpractice attorney in Los Angeles as soon as possible.
Why Families File a Case
If the birth injury is minor, some of these children may recover quickly and on their own, but other children and their families may face severe problems, ranging from mental retardation to paralysis. These families will know a lifetime of emotional and physical challenges while encountering huge medical bills for therapy, surgeries, medications, nursing and attendant care, and special education services.
Some children may never be able to care for themselves, and these families will have to cope with staggering costs to provide their children with long-term security and a significant quality of life.
In addition to the huge dollar costs a family will encounter in order to provide their child with the care and assistance he or she needs, the family also will pay a tremendous emotional cost. Unless these families are able to afford the necessary resources for the care of their child, they will live under extreme stress and time-limiting boundaries as they provide 24/7 care to their severely disabled child. This is why it is imperative to get in touch with Dr. Steven Heimberg, one of the best birth injury attorneys Los Angeles has to offer.
Common Causes of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can be caused during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or just after birth. They may be caused by an avoidable medical error or by the negligence of a doctor, midwife, nurse, anesthesiologist, clinic, hospital or HMO, in which case you may have a claim against one or more of them.
Some common causes or results of birth injuries are:
- oxygen deprivation probably caused by the placenta or umbilical cord;
- the baby being allowed to remain in the birth canal too long;
- a delay in ordering a caesarian section;
- poor use of vacuum extractors or forceps;
- delay in treating a baby’s developing lack of oxygen (fetal distress);
- abrupted placenta, where the placenta separates from the wall of the womb causing the mother severe bleeding, which causes the baby to suffer severe blood loss.
- failure to diagnosis or properly treat seizures after delivery;
- failure to treat the mother for toxemia, high blood pressure or diabetes;
- Meconium Aspiration Syndrome, in which the baby chokes on its own meconium (fecal matter) and amniotic fluid.
Why Heimberg Barr
Dr. Steven Heimberg possesses a very rare and dangerous (for his opponents) background. He is a medical doctor as well as a lawyer. This allows him to recognize the full extent of medical issues resulting from birth injuries and trauma, uncover hidden facts, decipher complicated medical records, recruit top medical experts, and simplify and communicate the full impact of life altering injuries to juries so that they also understand and can award just damages.
Dr. Heimberg and the Heimberg Barr attorneys have decades of experience facing down insurance companies and their lawyers. Feel free to sample the most notable birth injury verdicts & settlements. They know the medical and legal issues inside and out and they know how to hold insurance companies accountable. They know what it takes to get insurance companies to do their job and pay claims that should be paid. That knowledge combines with a passionate commitment to justice and a rigorous work ethic to form the foundation on which Heimberg Barr is built.
Reasons To File A Case with a Birth Injury Attorney
You not only deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life, but, most importantly, you deserve to be free from your new financial hardships. Payment for your baby’s birth injury is often critical to your and your family’s future.
Yet, in most cases, you will face an army of lawyers, an entire department at an insurance company and the resources of a mega-corporation fighting against you to avoid providing you the money you desperately need. In other words, their whole focus is to avoid claims or to settle with you for the least amount of money possible. Heimberg Barr can connect you with a top birth injury attorney in Los Angeles at our LA law firm who will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.