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California Birth Injury Attorney

Delays in Development and Birth Injuries

It is normal for a parent to look at their infant and wonder if they are developing at the proper rate. Are they walking or talking when they should be? If the answers to these and other questions appears to be "no", it can be a sign of more serious problems. When a baby does not reach development milestones, such as sitting up, crawling, grabbing objects or starting to make sounds or talk, it may be an indicator that the brain of a child is not responding and developing as it should.

Many times, delays in development are attributable to labor and delivery problems which cause injuries at birth. These injuries can lead to many types of cerebral palsy, mental retardation and other severe conditions. The use of Pitocin to induce labor, improper use of forceps, premature delivery, hypoxia or any instance where a newborn has been deprived of oxygen to the brain during birth can cause injury and become evident in developmental delays.

Some of these underlying conditions are permanent and treatment is geared towards helping the child to develop as much as possible and gain control over their body and environment. Using a dedicated California birth injury lawyer may greatly assist the immediate and long-term care of you child and the ability of your family to cope if a birth injury was caused by the negligence of a medical practitioner.

Your Rights to Compensation

The laws governing medical malpractice make the responsible party legally liable for their actions. Expensive care for a child suffering a birth injury can be crippling to a family in terms of finances and time away from work. In our firm, Bostwick and Peterson LLP, we work diligently to ensure that your rights to financial compensation for the care of your child are protected. In some cases, compensation can be sought for the emotional suffering that you and your child have endured.

As members of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Trial Lawyers and with over 60 years of experience, we want you to rely on our high-quality legal services when development delays were caused by medical negligence.

Please contact a California birth injury attorney from our firm today to see how financial compensation may be awarded for the care of your child.

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