California Birth Injury Lawyer
Compensation for Victims of Birth Injury
A doctor who causes a birth injury can vow to do a better job next time. The baby who suffers a birth injury must cope with the consequences of the doctor's mistake for a lifetime.
Sacramento medical malpractice attorney Noël M. Ferris holds doctors responsible for the harm they cause patients, including the most vulnerable patients of all — newborn babies.
Fetal monitoring devices now give doctors the ability to recognize and respond to problems during pregnancy, labor and childbirth. During labor, a fetal monitoring strip can indicate when a child is suffering fetal distress and needs to be delivered immediately. If a doctor or nurses fail to respond to that information, and a baby suffers harm because if it, the doctor or hospital should be held responsible for failing to follow an accepted standard of care that could have prevented a serious birth injury.
Many birth injuries are caused by hypoxia — brain injuries due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Ms. Ferris represents parents whose children have suffered a variety of birth injuries caused by medical negligence, including:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Forceps injuries
- Failure to monitor
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
She also represents women whose doctors failed to diagnose or treat eclampsia, preeclampsia or other serious conditions during pregnancy.
Call 916-520-3370 or 888-351-3970 to Schedule a Free Consultation
If your child suffered a birth injury, you should talk to a lawyer to learn if medical malpractice caused your child harm. To arrange a free initial consultation with an attorney experienced in birth injury claims, please contact the Law Office of Noël M. Ferris. Ms. Ferris represents clients from throughout Northern California in birth injury cases.