Williams & Javellana, LLP
Chico Birth Injury Lawyer
Child Birth Injury
The birth of a child is a very special event that many of us anticipate for months, if not years. During childbirth, there are certain standards of practice that are typically followed by the medical provider that is caring for your needs. Unfortunately, these standards are not always followed and there are cases when birth injury can be a problem. This type of an injury can be devastating to the family and can lead to long term problems with the child. If you find yourself in this situation and a birth injury has occurred, you can call on the services of Williams & Javellana, LLP to ensure that your case is cared for properly.
As was mentioned, there are many serious and lifelong consequences that may take place if a birth injury occurs. In some cases, it can result in problems with the physical development of the child and in others, it may result in cognitive problems. There are also times when it is not only the child that may be affected by the birth injury, it is the mother as well. Here are some of the more common types of birth injuries that may take place.
Cerebral Palsy – The development of the child and the motor functions are affected when this type of birth injury takes place. It is a form of brain injury, although there are several different types of cerebral palsy which may take place. It is not a progressive condition, but it may be necessary for additional surgeries to occur for the child to be able to grow and develop.
Umbilical Cord Compression – During childbirth, it is possible that the umbilical cord is blocked by some form of obstruction or pressure may be placed upon the umbilical cord. This can limit the blood flow to the child that has not yet been born and can result in severe consequences, if it is not handled appropriately.
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy – This condition occurs when the brain does not get the oxygen that it needs during childbirth. The severity of this problem may vary from one child to another, and can be a fatal in extreme situations. There are different causes for this condition including a blocked blood vessel, complications due to anesthesia, umbilical cord strangulation and difficult childbirth.
There are also many different issues which could affect the mother that could be considered a birth injury. When you have any of these difficulties, you can be sure that Williams & Javellana, LLP will take care of your needs. You can contact our law offices and we will be certain to do what is necessary to get you the compensation due for the birth injury that has occurred. In some cases, it may even be possible for the case to settle out of court. Regardless of whether has to go to court or not, you can be sure that Williams & Javellana, LLP will assist you through the difficult time.
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