Birth Injuries: Labor And Delivery Rooms Are Busy Places
Welcoming a new baby into the family is one of the most exciting times in a parent’s life. In California, most live births are successful, but things can change quickly in labor and delivery rooms. With so much happening all at once, the mother’s or child’s health is sometimes suddenly put in jeopardy. The doctors and nurses present are responsible for knowing how to react in these situations. They are supposed to immediately respond when a newborn’s health is in danger. When they fail to do so, the infant can suffer serious injury.
Doctors, nurses and everyone else in the room are responsible for reacting quickly and appropriately and delivering the highest standard of care to the mother and child. When they fail to do this and display negligence, they can be held responsible for their actions through a medical malpractice claim. Medical negligence causes too many birth injuries in California every year. When medical negligence causes birth injuries, parents should speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer for help.
Attorney Markus Willoughby has extensive experience in the field of medical malpractice. In the case of Keys v. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, he not only was successful but also changed the way California courts deal with compensation in these types of cases.
Since that victory, individuals can include emotional distress within their medical malpractice claim. Other lawyers also recognize his experience and rely on his legal advice before they enter a courtroom. If you have questions about a birth injury claim, call Mr. Willoughby at 415-870-2778 to schedule a free case evaluation and get the sound advice you need.
How A Birth Injury Attorney Can Help Your Family
When doctors and other health care workers are negligent and cause a birth injury, not only is it devastating for parents, but it can also be extremely costly. To recover these costs, parents can file a lawsuit, but they only have a limited amount of time to do so. This is due to the statute of limitations on birth injury claims.
Birth injury lawsuits are some of the most complex personal injury law cases and no one should ever pursue a case without the help of an attorney. Mr. Willoughby will:
- Collect all medical records from a mother’s prenatal care and delivery
- Conduct a thorough investigation to determine what events led to the labor and childbirth and what standards of care were breached
- Negotiate a fair settlement
- Reach out to a network of expert witnesses that can substantiate your claim
These are just a few of the ways in which we will help with your case.
Contact Willoughby Law Firm, Inc., Today
When your child has been the victim of a birth injury, you need a medical malpractice lawyer with experience. Markus Willoughby has dedicated his life to helping victims of medical malpractice and other personal injury accidents. He has achieved an Avvo rating of 10.0 in the category of “Superb Attorney in Medical Malpractice” and was nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year for two years in a row. Call him today at 415-870-2778 to schedule a free case evaluation and to learn more about how he will put his experience to work for you.