Determined San Diego Lawyer Aids Parents Whose Babies Were Injured During the Delivery Process

Committed legal support for birth injury cases in Southern California

The arrival of a newborn should be a time of immense joy and happiness for parents, but joy can quickly fade to sorrow, anger and confusion if the baby is injured during delivery due to a medical provider’s negligent actions or omissions. At San Diego’s Chivinski Law Firm, APC, I represent parents throughout Southern California in birth injury medical malpractice claims against doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers. You can rely on me to interact compassionately with you even as I aggressively work to hold the party who injured your child accountable.

Causes of injuries during childbirth

Some of the common causes of birth injuries include:

  • Misuse of medical instruments such as forceps and vacuum extractors — Using excessive force with these instruments can cause head, spinal and nerve injuries to newborns. Misuse of forceps during delivery can also cause uterine and other organ damage to mothers.
  • Failing to identify, monitor or act when a fetus in in distress — If a fetus is in distress in the womb, they may be deprived of oxygen and could suffer brain damage that leads to cerebral palsy, epilepsy or other conditions.  
  • Failing to perform an emergency C-section — If a baby is too large to fit through the birth canal, is in distress or if labor has stopped or there are issues with the umbilical cord or placenta, a C-section may be needed. However, if it isn’t performed, the baby and mother could be harmed.

An injury at birth can affect your child for the rest of his or her life and could potentially require ongoing medical care and assistance with basic aspects of daily life. I will review the circumstances of your child’s injury to determine whether it may have resulted from medical negligence. If so, I will counsel you about your options for filing a legal claim seeking appropriate compensation.

Proving medical malpractice caused a birth injury

To be successful in a medical malpractice claim, it must be proven that your obstetrician or other healthcare provider deviated from the accepted standard of care, and that the deviation directly led to your child’s birth injury. I have extensive experience taking on healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases that involve birth injuries. If your child’s injuries were due to malpractice, I will work to negotiate a settlement with the provider’s insurer or pursue compensation at trial if the defendant fails to make a satisfactory settlement offer.  

Contact a compassionate California birth injury attorney for a free consultation

At Chivinski Law Firm, APC, in San Diego I am dedicated to helping Southern California families hold their doctors accountable for medical malpractice that results in birth injuries. Call 619-403-9935 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.