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Was your baby born prematurely?

California Birth Injury Attorney

If a baby is born earlier than 37 weeks into gestation, they are considered premature and there can be considerable health risks to the newborn as a consequence. At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, we are concerned when a birth injury is related to a premature delivery and it is caused by the negligent actions of a health care provider. There are known factors which a doctor can look for to predict a premature baby. Failure to diagnose and resolve these factors through preventative actions, or misdiagnosing the symptoms, can both lead to an unnecessary premature birth.

At times, a premature delivery cannot be prevented and in these cases proper medical procedures need to be followed in the delivery of your baby. After your baby is born, specific attention and medical care will be needed to ensure you baby does not suffer due to his or her early delivery. In each of these instances, physician failures can have disastrous results and they may be liable for medical malpractice.

A skilled California birth injury lawyer can review your case if your baby was born prematurely and a birth injury resulted. In over 60 years of combined practice, we have obtained in excess of $500 million for our personal injury and medical malpractice clients. In your case, we may find that you are eligible for compensation and if so, we have a reputation for working diligently to provide committed legal representation for you and your child.

Results of a Premature Delivery

A premature birth can result in serious infections, jaundice, meningitis and pneumonia. It can cause brachial plexus injury ( Erb's palsy) injuries to the brain, cerebral palsy, respiratory distress, periodontal disease and mental retardation.

These adverse repercussions can leave you with increasing medical bills that go well beyond your ability to pay. The future may include extended care for your child. You or your spouse may lose wages in an effort to be with your child and give them the love and support they need. Proper compensation can, however, relieve the financial burden you are now facing. Birth injury victims and their families deserve help and we would like to offer ours to you.

If medical negligence has led to a premature delivery and birth injury, quickly contact a California birth injury attorney for legal assistance.

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