The Los Angeles, CA birth injury lawyer team at Cohen Injury Law Group has extensive experience representing the interests of infants who have suffered a birth injury and the interests of their caregivers. Essentially, a birth injury is any physical harm that befalls an infant during the birthing process.
Sometimes birth injuries cannot be helped, as they occur despite the fact that the healthcare providers attending the affected child’s birth are providing both mother and child with excellent care. However, many birth injuries are preventable. In the event that a physician or other medical professional provides substandard care – when compared with the level of care that other reasonably competent providers would give if faced with similar circumstances – and an infant is harmed as a result of that substandard care, the situation may be legally actionable.
The Los Angeles, CA birth injury lawyer team at Cohen Injury Law Group handles all kinds of birth injury cases. You can benefit from connecting with our firm regardless of the nature of your child’s harm. With that said, some of the most common birth injury case types that we manage include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Severe cuts and abrasions
- Sepsis or other acquired infections
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brachial Plexus injuries
- Oxygen deprivation
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Seizure disorders
- Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
When birth injury could have been prevented had a provider engaged in care pursuant to medical professional standards, the provider’s failure to provide proper care is referred to as medical malpractice.
Who Can Be Held Accountable for Birth Injury?
There is a common misconception that only physicians can be held liable for medical negligence or medical malpractice. In truth, any medical provider or medical facility can potentially be held liable if their actions or inactions are not in line with professional standards of care and their failure to provide adequate standards of care results in patient harm. As a result, you may be in a position to hold a physician, nurse, technician, pharmacist, hospital administrator, or a hospital itself responsible for the harm that your child has suffered. If you are unsure of who should be held accountable for your child’s harm, that’s okay. Our firm will initiate a thorough and objective investigation in order to determine who, if anyone, can be held liable for what has happened to your baby.
Speak with a Lawyer to Learn More About Your Options
If your infant recently suffered an injury as a result of the birthing process and you suspect that those injuries could have been prevented, connect with the knowledgeable legal team at Cohen Injury Law Group to clarify your rights and options under the law. While no attorney can guarantee the outcome of a case, you can rest assured that if you choose to work with our dedicated Los Angeles, CA birth injury lawyer team, we will do our utmost to secure you the maximum amount of compensation that you and your family are entitled to. We look forward to speaking with you and to hearing your baby’s story.