Birth injuries can occur when doctors or nurses fail to follow standard treatment protocols in recognizing or treating symptoms that indicate fetal distress. Improperly monitoring a mother's vital signs or those of the fetus can lead to difficult deliveries, hypoxic injuries, even death. At the law office of David P. Beeson & Associates , our lawyers work with experienced obstetricians and other medical experts to evaluate the decisions and actions of doctors and nurses in birth injury cases. Our office reviews patient medical charts, decisions of doctors and nurses, and delivery techniques used. We expose missed symptoms, undiagnosed breaches and anesthesia errors that result in birth injuries and fatalities.
Doctors may claim there are inherent risks in giving birth; that doesn't mean, however, injury to your child couldn't have been avoided. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact the San Diego birth injuries attorneys at David P. Beeson & Associates.
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San Diego Lawyers Assisting Victims Injured at Birth, or by Physician Negligence and Nurse Error
The law office of David P. Beeson & Associates represents parents in cases involving the following kinds of birth injuries:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb's palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Fetal acidosis
- Abrupted placenta
- Hypoxic injuries
- Injuries due to anesthesia errors
Determining You Have a Birth Injuries Case
In order to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician in a birth injury case, a preliminary finding of negligence must be provided. Typically, this is done through an expert report written by a qualified doctor who, after reviewing the facts, submits his or her report to the court. In order to facilitate the process, our office can assist parents in providing information and evidence required by a doctor in writing an expert report. At the same time, we begin collecting eyewitness statements, medical information and hospital records in order to establish what happened and why.
Providing for Your Child's Future Medical Needs
Since most birth injuries involve a deprivation of oxygen that affects a child's cognitive development, birth injuries lead to long-term medical care needs that may extend beyond the life of a child's parents. At David P. Beeson & Associates, our San Diego injured at birth attorneys explain how establishing a special needs trust with the proceeds from an award or settlement can ensure your child's health care needs are provided for. Depending on the nature of a structured settlement or trust, your child may be able to qualify for Medicaid without spending down his or her assets and avoid certain kinds of taxes as well.
To learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve, contact the birth injury attorneys at the law office of David P. Beeson & Associates today.