At Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham, we understand that the birth of a child should be a joyous occasion filled with hope and anticipation. However, when a birth injury occurs, the lives of both the child and their family can be forever changed.
Our dedicated team of attorneys in Redlands, CA is here to provide compassionate support and legal guidance to families who have experienced birth injuries, helping them seek justice and obtain the compensation they deserve.
What Are Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries are injuries that occur to a baby during the labor and delivery process. These injuries can be the result of medical negligence, mistakes made by healthcare professionals, or unforeseen complications. While not all birth injuries are preventable, some are caused by the negligence or misconduct of medical professionals involved in the delivery.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
There are various types of birth injuries that can occur, ranging in severity from mild to life-altering. Some of the most common birth injuries include:
Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the brain, resulting in motor and coordination impairments.
Erb's Palsy: Erb's palsy is a condition that affects the movement and strength of the arm due to injury to the brachial plexus, a group of nerves in the shoulder.
Shoulder Dystocia: Shoulder dystocia happens when the baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pelvic bone during delivery, potentially leading to nerve damage and other complications.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): HIE occurs when the baby's brain doesn't receive enough oxygen and blood supply during delivery, leading to brain damage.
Facial Nerve Palsy: Facial nerve palsy is the temporary or permanent paralysis of the facial muscles, often caused by pressure on the facial nerves during delivery.
Seeking Justice and Compensation
When a birth injury occurs, it is essential to determine the cause and hold the responsible parties accountable. Our experienced attorneys at Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham can investigate the circumstances surrounding your child's birth to determine if medical negligence or malpractice played a role in the injury.
We work closely with medical experts who specialize in birth injuries to build a strong case on your behalf. Our goal is to seek justice for your child and ensure they receive the necessary medical care, rehabilitation, and support for their future.
Compensation for birth injuries may include
- Medical Expenses: This includes current and future medical expenses related to the injury, such as doctor visits, surgeries, therapies, and assistive devices.
- Rehabilitation Costs: Birth injuries often require ongoing rehabilitation, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Compensation can help cover these expenses.
- Pain and Suffering: Birth injuries can cause physical and emotional pain and suffering for both the child and their family. Compensation can provide some relief for these intangible losses.
- Lost Earning Capacity: If the birth injury results in long-term or permanent disabilities, the child may face limitations in their ability to work in the future. Compensation can account for this lost earning capacity.
- Special Education and Assistive Devices: Children with birth injuries often require specialized education and assistive devices to support their learning and daily activities. Compensation can help cover these costs.
Why Choose Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham?
At Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham, we have a proven track record of success in handling birth injury cases. Our team of skilled attorneys is well-versed in the complex laws and regulations surrounding medical malpractice and birth injury claims. We are committed to fighting for the rights of families and ensuring that
Here's why you should choose our firm
- Experience: Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling birth injury cases. We understand the complexities involved and have the knowledge and skills to navigate through the legal process effectively.
- Compassionate Approach: We understand the emotional toll that birth injuries can have on families. Our team provides compassionate support to our clients, guiding them through every step of the legal journey with empathy and understanding.
- Thorough Investigation: We leave no stone unturned when it comes to investigating the circumstances surrounding the birth injury. Our attorneys work closely with medical experts to analyze medical records, consult witnesses, and gather evidence to build a compelling case on your behalf.
- Strong Advocacy: We are dedicated advocates for our clients. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who will aggressively fight for your rights and the best interests of your child. We are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary.
- Resources and Network: We have access to a vast network of medical experts, specialists, and resources that can strengthen your case. We collaborate with top professionals in the field to ensure that your child's injuries are properly evaluated, and their future needs are accurately assessed.
- Proven Track Record: Our firm has a proven track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts in birth injury cases. We have successfully obtained compensation for medical expenses, ongoing care, and other damages that have helped families provide the best possible care for their children.
- Personalized Attention: We believe in providing personalized attention to each client. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and keep you informed about the progress of your case. You can rely on us to be accessible, responsive, and dedicated to your needs.
- No Upfront Fees: We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't have to worry about upfront fees or legal costs. We only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you and your child.
Contact Us Today
If your child has suffered a birth injury, it is crucial to take action promptly. Statutes of limitations apply to birth injury cases, so time is of the essence. Contact the experienced birth injury attorneys at Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham in Redlands, CA today for a free consultation. Let us help you seek justice and fight for the compensation your child deserves. Together, we can work towards securing a brighter future for your child.
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