How Do I Know if I need an Attorney Following A Birth Injury?

How Do I Know if I need an Attorney Following A Birth Injury?

When a child is born with a birth injury, families often have many questions. They may worry about providing adequate care for their child, and how they will be able to afford this care. Further, they may wonder how the injury occurred and whether it could have been prevented.

In many situations, birth injuries are not preventable. However, other times health care professionals may make mistakes, become careless of fail to take all of the necessary steps to prevent an incident from occurring. In these situations, when a medical professional breaches their duty of care to a patient and an injury occurs, it is important to speak to an experienced California birth injury attorney who can provide you guidance concerning your next steps.

A skilled California birth injury attorney understands the right questions to ask and can begin an investigation into the factors which may have caused the your child's injuries. These include obtaining medical records and having them reviewed by medical experts to determine whether the proper standards of care were followed by each person involved in the treatment of a patient. Where a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical staff acts negligently, you may be able to recover compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. By filing a lawsuit to recover damages, you may be able to obtain the necessary means to pay for a lifetime of care for your child.

For more information, or if your child has suffered a birth injury, please contact the dedicated California birth injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.


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