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.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.