One of the strengths of our legal practice is our ability to work with parents of children who have suffered birth injuries. They come to us devastated and traumatized by an experience that was supposed to be a joyful event. In addition to their emotional distress, parents can be overwhelmed by the mechanics of taking time off from work, paying mounting medical bills, and caring for their child. At The Law Offices of Suizi Lin, our lawyers help parents obtain the financial support to provide their child with all necessary lifetime care. If you believe your child's birth injury was caused by medical negligence, contact our Hayward, California, law firm to learn if you have a case.
Our lawyers have handled many birth injury cases. We use world-renowned experts, including pediatric neurologists, obstetricians, radiologists, geneticists, and neonatalogists. It is important to consult with an attorney who understands the medicine thoroughly and has the financial resources to fight the insurance companies on your behalf.
Severe birth injuries are most frequently caused by a lack of oxygen. However, the medical negligence that leads to this situation can take a number of forms, including:
- Failure to perform a c-section in a timely manner
- Failure to monitor the baby properly during pregnancy, labor, and delivery
- Misuse of painkilling drugs during labor and delivery
- Mismanagement of a high-risk pregnancies
- Absence of needed medical equipment during labor and delivery
Any one of these conditions can turn a healthy baby into a profoundly disabled infant. Some of the conditions exhibited by babies injured at birth include hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), or other types of brain damage such as cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy.
Our law firm is well positioned to respond to insurance company arguments that the birth injury was the result of a genetic fault or an in-utero injury. Equally important is our commitment to helping parents obtain the resources they need to care for their child, often for life. We are dedicated to changing negligent hospitals and physicians into responsible institutions to protect other families from the tragedy of birth injury.
Our resources, knowledge, experience, and commitment have allowed our law firm to prevail in a number of birth injury cases. If your life has been turned upside down by the birth of a disabled child, contact us to learn about your rights and your options. We help parents in cities such as Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Stockton, Santa Cruz/Monterey, and throughout Contra Costa County.