Birth Injury Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona
A birth injury is a form of Personal Injury that is inflicted during the delivery process or shortly after birth. Birth injuries are usually caused by the negligent actions of a doctor and/or hospital staff member. Birth injuries may include bruising, head trauma, brain damage, cerebral palsy, or death. Unfortunately, many times a birth injury will cause unexpected expenses for the entire life of the infant.
Medical malpractice plays a vital role in many easily prevented birth injuries. Local Phoenix doctors and medical professionals are required to ensure the safety of all of their patients. When a doctor neglects or does not follow the various standards of medical practice, the doctor is committing medical malpractice.
Common Birth Injury Mistakes
Medical mistakes that bring about birth injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Failure to anticipate birth complications
- Failure to respond promptly to bleeding
- Failure to respond to umbilical cord complications
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Failure to order a cesarean section in a timely manner
- Failure to use forceps or vacuum extractor properly
Claims against Government Agencies or Public Entities
When a government or public employee or agency is negligent and causes an injury, there is a markedly different process involved as compared to a claim against an individual or private business. There is a much shorter time frame to bring a claim and a lawsuit. Therefore, there is an increased urgency to obtain legal counsel to timely submit a claim against a government agency or public entity. A more detailed explanation is available on our Government or Public Entities Claims Pages.
We are able to resolve the overwhelming majority of our cases relatively promptly and without ever having to go to court. However, there are a number of reasons why we would recommend litigation to our clients. When that occurs, our office will thoroughly explain the litigation process, including the risks, benefits, and how it relates to your case before we file litigation. For more detailed information, please review our Litigation Process Pages.
Our Birth Injury Experience
The long term effects of birth injuries can be devastating for the entire family. Because birth injuries have the potential to affect newborn infants for the rest of their lives, it is important to contact our Birth Injury Lawyers to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your infant's birth injuries. If you or a loved one has had this unfortunate experience, please contact The Law Offices of Michael Cordova to speak with a Birth Injury Lawyer about your rights and possible compensation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our attorneys not only work on birth injury cases but in other Personal Injury areas, as well as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, product and premises liability, and criminal defense and DUI, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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