Oakland Birth Injury Lawyer
Confronting medical malpractice in any form is jarring and difficult, as victims try to find an explanation as to why their reliance on supposedly qualified and dedicated medical professionals was misplaced. When it is a child who suffers, the situation is that much worse. Medical professionals, including midwives, nurses, OB-GYNs and general practitioners, have a legal duty of care that they owe patients under their care. When they violate that duty in the delivery room, our innocent newborns are the ones who suffer the consequences. It is important to hold those negligent medical practitioners accountable for the unforgivable damage that their actions have caused.
If you or your child were harmed as a result of medical negligence during or after the birthing process, you have the right to compensation. The Oakland birth injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada will help you hold those medical professionals to task and fight to ensure that they are held responsible for any damages that you and your family have suffered, including unnecessary medical expenses, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.
Types of Medical Malpractice at Birth
Birth injuries can occur either after birth, during the labor process, or just prior to the labor process. While some complications may occur that are not anyone’s fault, trained medical professionals should also be prepared for any possible complications. Many birth injuries could have been avoided if the medical team were all acting appropriately in accordance with the level of training, education, and experience that we expect and to which we are legally entitled.
The birth injury attorneys at Venardi Zurada represent clients affected by claims involving the following injuries and issues, among others:
- Improper forceps use
- Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain of an infant)
- Delay in ordering a C-Section
- Delayed diagnosis of fetal issues
- Improper use of a vacuum extractor
- Failure to identify and treat umbilical cord issues
- Brachial plexus injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Failure to treat maternal infections
- Improper usage of labor-inducing drug Pitocin
- Failure to perform sufficient prenatal testing
- Erb’s palsy
The above is not a comprehensive list of all of the complications that can occur at birth as a result of medical malpractice. At Venardi Zurada, our Oakland birth injury legal team will investigate the circumstances of your injury along with a group of experts to determine if any malpractice contributed to the harm you suffered.
Determining whether birth injuries were caused by medical malpractice can be difficult and complex. Any number of complications can arise during the birthing process, and it can be hard to determine whether negligence was a contributing factor. The birth injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada have years of experience investigating medical malpractice claims. We are prepared to review the medical records, examine the diagnostic tools employed, procedures utilized, medications prescribed, and all of the other factors that contributed to the result of the birthing process. We regularly retain medical experts to help unearth and prove medical malpractice on behalf of our injured clients and their families.
If your child suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional, reach out to a medical malpractice attorney whom you can trust to conduct a thorough, detailed investigation, and to pursue your rights with passion and dedication. The birth injury legal team at Venardi Zurada is here to help you get the justice and the compensation that you deserve.
Get Passionate and Understanding Representation from Our Oakland Birth Injury Lawyers
Injuries to your child are simply unforgivable. If your child has suffered an injury at birth due to the negligent practices of a physician, nurse, or other hospital employee, contact the dedicated and trial-ready Oakland birth injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP, as soon as possible. We can help you get through this challenging time, and we will aggressively pursue compensation for any harm that has come to your child because of a hospital’s failings. For a free consultation, reach out online or call our Oakland birth injury legal team at 925-937-3900. We have spent decades holding negligent doctors accountable for the harm they have caused our clients and their families.