Birth injuries could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars because it could impact a child at especially young age, and could affect the child’s life forever. But, an experienced Irvine birth injury attorney is needed to make sure that your case is strong. Contact our Irvine birth injury attorneys today for a free one-on-one consultation, and to discuss how your child could get compensated for medical bills, along with permanent disability.

Our attorneys have had decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases, with one of the most common being birth injuries. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, and work tirelessly because we know how stressful and traumatic of an experience it could be to have your child born with injuries that will limit their capabilities.

How do birth injuries happen?

Birth injuries could take place at any point before and during the birth of the child. Injuries could range from minor to severe. Birth injuries could occur in the following circumstances:

  • During difficult labor: when there is difficult labor, there could be pressure on the baby’s head or body. This could lead to tissue and nerve damage, and the baby could be born with permanent paralysis.
  • Baby size:  when the fetus is larger than the mother’s womb, there could be birth complications that result, especially during the delivery process when pressure is placed on the child.
  • Umbilical cord entanglement: this is probably one of the most common types of birth injuries. When the umbilical cord gets tangled, it could lead to low oxygen levels.
  • Monitor negligence: there could be negligence on behalf of the medical professionals who are monitoring the child’s growth before labor.
  • Premature babies: premature babies are more likely to be born with organ issues. 

How much is my birth injury case worth?

Each type of birth injury case could differ depending on the circumstances of the injuries, and how the injuries occurred. For more information, we recommend that you talk to our attorneys through our free confidential case evaluations. During these case evaluations, there are several factors that we will ask that could determine your birth injury lawsuit value. These factors include:

  • The severity of the injuries
  • How the injuries were caused
  • The parties responsible for the injuries
  • Whether the child already had such conditions before the birth
  • The number of appointments the mother attended prior to labor
  • What was communicated to the mother prior to the labor

What are the different types of birth injuries? 

Examples of birth injuries include:

  • Fractures: fractures at the bones are very common since the bones could still be vulnerable to pressure.
  • Nerve palsy: nerve palsy is damage and temporary numbness to the face that could result from pressure on the baby’s head during a difficult delivery.

How much do our Irvine birth injury attorneys cost?

Our injury attorneys take on all personal injury cases through a contingency fee. This means that you do not have to pay for our attorneys up front. Unless we win compensation, you owe our attorneys nothing. This is especially helpful and takes the pressure off of new parents since they may have to attend numerous medical appointments and treatments for their newborn. Our attorneys work tirelessly to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Who is responsible for my Irvine birth injury lawsuit? 

There are several parties that are present during the birthing process and all the appointments prior to the delivery of the child. Examples of parties include:

  • Hospital: the hospital where the delivery took place could be held responsible. They could be held responsible independently for failing to train their employees. They could also be held responsible as the employer of the employees, the medical workers.
  • Medical professional: the medical professional could be held responsible individually, or through their employer. In order to hold their employer responsible, you must have to show that the employee was employed by the hospital at the time of the delivery, and acted negligently during the delivery. This is also known as vicarious liability, which holds the employer responsible.
  • Product manufacturers: sometimes, birthing equipment could be defective and cause injuries rather than medical professionals. If this is the case, then the product manufacturers, designers, engineers, and retailers could be held responsible for failing to make the product safer. There could be a manufacturing defect, design defect, or marketing defect with the product.
  • Pharmaceutical company: Pharmaceutical companies are held responsible in the event that there is a defective medication given to the mother during childbirth which leads to injuries to the child. 

Since there are so many parties that can be involved, it is essential that you hire an attorney who is well versed in Irvine in California law and will be able to narrow down which parties are responsible for the injuries. 

What will our Irvine birth injury attorneys do?

  • Our attorneys offer free initial consultations. During this consultation, we will examine all the circumstances involved in your birth injury lawsuit to see what steps we should take. Keep in mind that each birth injury lawsuit is different, and so different steps must be taken depending on the severity and the circumstances.
  • Our top rated attorney Heidari law will hire medical experts to assist us in determining what caused the injuries, and what medical treatments the child will need in the future.
  • Our top rated attorneys will examine medical records to see what exactly was the cause of the birth injuries, and when the injuries actually occurred. It is very important to narrow down the specific incident that caused the birth injuries.
  • Our Irvine lawyers will also review the hospital policies and records to see if the employer complied with all standardized protocols during delivery.
  • Our top-rated attorneys will negotiate and communicate with insurance companies to make sure that you get the settlement amount you deserve. Not only will your child need past medical bills compensated, but they most likely will need future medical care. Hire an attorney who takes into account the future care that your child may need. Besides medical bills, you are also able to get compensated for the emotional trauma associated with dealing with your child’s birth injuries. It could take such an emotional toll on the parents to see their newborn child like this. Also, we will work with economists to put together future lost wages that the child could have been making.