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Santa Barbara Birth Injury Attorney

All expectant parents hope their children will be born happy and healthy. Unfortunately, sometimes children are injured during birth.

This may happen due to factors outside of anyone’s control. However, it is not uncommon for birth injuries to occur when doctors, nurses, or other such parties are unreasonably careless.

Has your child sustained a birth injury in the Santa Barbara, CA area? Along with the emotional struggles that you may be forced to cope with as you learn to accept the limitations and challenges your child may have to navigate because of another individual or party’s negligence, you might also be required to pay for ongoing medical treatment, caregivers, mobility equipment, and more.

You can potentially recover compensation for these losses and damages by filing a medical malpractice claim. Learn more by discussing your case with a Santa Barbara birth injury attorney at the Law Office of John B. Richards.

Common Causes of Santa Barbara Birth Injuries

When a child sustains a birth injury it is often because a doctor or other medical professional involved in the labor or delivery processes was negligent. Specific ways in which a negligent healthcare worker can allow a child to sustain a birth injury include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Failing to ensure that a baby received adequate oxygen during labor and delivery.
  • Improper use of forceps or other types of medical equipment can result in a number of potential injuries, such as nerve damage and skull fracture.
  • Making mistakes before birth, such as failing to identify the potential warning signs of a health condition that could leave a baby at risk of sustaining a birth injury.

These are just a few examples. If you have reason to suspect that your child sustained a birth injury because a doctor or other such party was careless, review your case in greater detail with a Santa Barbara birth injury lawyer. They can help you better understand your legal options.

Keep in mind that proving a medical professional was negligent to such a degree that their carelessness represents a violation of their duty to provide a certain standard of care can be very challenging if you lack the necessary experience. You will find it much easier to demonstrate that you and your child deserve to be compensated if you have proper representation from an experienced birth injury lawyer in the Santa Barbara area.

Contact a Santa Barbara Birth Injury Attorney

Learning that your child has been the victim of a birth injury resulting from someone else’s negligence can be very devastating. No one can fully undo the damage that has already been done.

That said, if you can prove that your child’s birth injury was the result of another party’s negligence, you may at least recover compensation for medical bills and other such losses. Learn more about your options by reviewing your case with a Santa Barbara birth injury attorney at the Law Office of John B. Richards. Mr. Richards and his dedicated team are prepared to help you fight aggressively for the compensation you and your child deserve. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 805-683-2736 for a free consultation.

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