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Orange County Birth Injury Attorney

Hundreds of Medical Malpractice Cases Handled

Birth injuries can be emotionally devastating to parents who never expected for anything to go wrong during the birth of their child. While we all expect that we can place our trust in the medical system, it is an unfortunate reality that many newborns suffer injuries that could have been prevented if not for a physician’s error.

These mistakes could mean a lifetime of consequences for an innocent child who may suffer physical and/or cognitive disability, and a lifetime of medical bills to provide them with the care they need. With decades of combined experience handling medical malpractice claims and hundreds of millions of dollars successfully recovered, you can trust that our Orange County birth injury lawyers for the skill, resources, and tenacity to deliver excellent results and recover maximum compensation for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lifelong costs of care, and other damages.

Contact the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg for more information regarding your case!

What Are The Leading Causes of Birth Injuries?

Birth injuries can arise from a number of causes, including:

  • Head trauma during delivery
  • Forcible delivery
  • Unskilled use of forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Oxygen deprivation during birth
  • The doctor’s failure to identify and treat a complicating condition

Any of these forms of negligence could lead to serious birth injuries including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and other serious, potentially life-altering injuries

Who Could Be Responsible for My Child’s Injury?

If your child suffered a birth injury, its important to identify the liable party. Once you’ve identified who’s responsible, you’ll be able to use that information to build your case and seek justice and compensation. In most cases, one of the following parties is liable for a birth injury:

  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Doctors, nurses, & other medical professionals
  • Medical device manufacturers

What Do Birth Injury Statistics Say?

According to Right Diagnosis, one of the leading global providers of online medical health information, 7 of every 1,000 births are impacted by some type of birth injury in the United States. Based on that information, roughly 28,000 birth injuries occur in the U.S. every year, which equates to 3 birth injuries every hour.

But children aren’t the only ones suffering because of birth injuries. According to a study by USA Today, maternal death is a significant problem in the United States. While other developed countries (Germany, Japan, and France, to name a few), continue to see a decline in maternal death and injury rates, the reported number of injuries and deaths in the United States continues to grow. In fact, the U.S. even reported the highest birth injury rate in the developed world in 2015. Though some of these deaths are certainly due to natural causes or complications, medical malpractice may also play a significant role.

What Type of Compensation Could I Claim?

Birth injuries can be extremely damaging, but sometimes that damage is more than physical—it can also cause emotional strife and financial struggles. Caring for a child with a birth injury, or other subsequent health conditions, can be extraordinarily costly, especially for conditions like cerebral palsy. When these types of damages occur, it is important to seek fair compensation from the party responsible for causing your child’s injury. If they were liable, they should shoulder the financial burden, not you.

Depending on the nature of your child’s birth injury, you may be eligible to claim compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Medication costs
  • Physical therapy expenses
  • Adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, breathing machines, vehicle modifications, etc.)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Cases We Have Won

Our founding attorney, Marshall Silberberg, has tried more than 200 medical malpractice cases to verdict, many of which involved birth injuries.

Our lead trial attorney has handled situations such as the following:

  • Injuries to a laboring mother because her anesthesiologist decided to take a break from monitoring her
  • Birth injuries to a mother because of poor traveling nurse care
  • Birth injuries due to a vacuum extraction that caused the baby's scalp to separate from the baby's skull and cause massive hemorrhage.
  • Birth injuries such as brain damage and cerebral palsy from poor fetal monitoring, including delays in C-sections, delays in doctor evaluations of the fetal monitoring strip when the baby is showing fetal distress or fetal trauma, delays in taking action when the fetal monitoring strip has flatlined
  • Failure to diagnose congenital problems in utero
  • Shoulder dystocia resulting in a flaccid arm
  • Home-birth midwives failing to transport when there is a complication and taking so long to get to the hospital that the baby was strangled by the umbilical cord
The Orange County birth injury lawyers at the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg help clients throughout Southern California who are reeling from birth-related injuries. Since our founding, our firm has obtained more than $500 million on behalf of our clients. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to pursue successful outcomes for clients who have suffered losses due to the mistakes of doctors they should have been able to trust. Call us today to learn more about your rights and how our firm can help you seek justice.

You Deserve to be Compensated

Call us at (949) 565-4281 or fill out the form to inquire about your free consultation.

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  1. Results-Driven

    Our tenacity and work ethic set us apart. We’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and really get to work on a case. From our personal meetings with prominent field experts to the development and strategy of your overall case, we will zealously stand by your side from start to finish.

  2. Compassionate

    At our firm, the attorney-client relationship is sacred. We are committed to bringing a sense of peace to the victims and families we represent. Nothing is more rewarding than when we can help our clients ease the pain and frustration their injuries have caused them.

  3. Connected

    We have spent decades cultivating close working relationships with an array of physicians and industry experts. We use these connections to provide invaluable insight and expert testimonies on the cases we take to court.

  4. Experienced

    Under our representation, your case will be backed by decades of experience; experience that includes hundreds of trial cases and countless courtroom wins. Our straight-shooting, no-nonsense approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Call a Birth Injury Lawyer in Orange County for Experienced Representation!

Our firm has the resources, the knowledge, and the credibility to get results. While we cannot guarantee a result, we can tell you that we will use our more than three decades of legal experience, our insight and every other considerable tool we have at our command to pursue the issues that have impacted you and your family. Our results in 2009 alone were over 30 million dollars in awards and settlements returned for clients.

Begin a free case evaluation by calling (949) 565-4281 today! Our Orange County birth injury attorneys can provide capable legal guidance and help during this time.

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