Monterey Birth Injury Attorney
Identifying & Exposing Obstetrical Malpractice
Birth injuries are often tragic and may result in lifelong injuries. In some cases, they occur due to negligent medical care or a mistake made by a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider attending a baby’s birth. Determining if your child’s injury was the result of negligence and not simply the risks of birth requires experience and resources. JRG Attorneys at Law has these and applies them to our clients’ cases to help them seek justice against obstetrical malpractice.
Robert (Bob) Rosenthal heads the birth injury department at JRG, drawing upon over 40 years of legal experience to provide highly skilled legal representation in this complex field. As an experienced birth injury lawyer in Salinas, Bob Rosenthal and our team will work closely with you and will involve medical experts to identify and expose malpractice, negligence, or wrongdoing.
Negligence as a Cause of Birth Injuries
To effectively handle a birth injury claim, it will be necessary to establish a link between the injury and a failure to provide proper care on the part of the attending OB/GYN or other medical professional. Examples of negligence during delivery may include:
- Excessive use of a vacuum extractor
- Improper use of delivery forceps
- Delays in nonproductive births
- Delayed C-sections
- Misdiagnosis of trauma or disease
- Preventable complications arising from a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
What Types of Birth Injuries Can Be Caused by Negligence?
Conditions that may result from birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injury
- Erb’s palsy
- Developmental delays
- Mental retardation
- Shoulder dystocia
- Fractures and broken bones
- Facial cuts and/or bruises
- Hypoxic-anoxic brain injuries
In some situations, birth injuries are avoidable with proper anticipation and recognition of certain risk factors, such as the baby’s position and size. Miscalculations made during the delivery process can lead to many serious complications and injuries, which may in turn cause specific disorders, lifelong problems, and even death.
What Can Our Firm Do For You?
In the event that negligence is a factor, Monterey birth injury lawyer Bob Rosenthal can file suit on your behalf, expertly presenting proof of substandard care in court. Deciding to file an action against your doctor requires great thought and assurance that liability exists due to negligence. Attorney Rosenthal can utilize his experience and JRG’s considerable resources to make sure you have a viable case.
We Help Families Across California’s Central Coast Region
If you suspect that your child suffered an injury during, before, or after the birthing process, and you believe the injury was not a normal complication or was otherwise avoidable, now is the time to involve our Monterey County firm.