Sacramento Firm Seeks Justice for Families in Birth Injury Litigation
Skilled medical malpractice lawyers handle cases throughout California
During childbirth, the safety of infants and their mothers depends on the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff that provide care. Slight deviations from professional standards can cause serious harm that might afflict victims and their families for the rest of their lives. In California, Mastagni Holstedt, APC represents clients in legal matters arising from negligent obstetric care. We have the ability and resources to determine whether a particular condition stemmed from medical malpractice.
Experienced attorneys handle all types of obstetric malpractice claims
Our seasoned litigators can assess the likelihood of a favorable outcome to a medical malpractice claim regardless of how complex the facts might be. We deliver comprehensive legal support in a full range of birth injury actions, including those pertaining to:
- Cerebral palsy — One form of birth injury is cerebral palsy, a motor function condition that affects some victims permanently. It can be caused by a lack of oxygen, infection or other factors. By consulting with experts on prenatal and obstetric care, our firm makes sure families understand the legal and scientific merits of their case before deciding how to proceed.
- Erb’s palsy and brachial plexus injuries —The nerves in the area where the upper arm meets the shoulder and torso, known as the brachial plexus, can be easily injured if proper childbirth procedures are not followed. This can result in partial or complete paralysis known as Erb’s palsy. In other cases, other symptoms such as strained muscles or circulatory problems might result.
- Fractures, bruising and bleeding — Some deliveries are more difficult than others and doctors frequently use aids such as forceps or suction to ease the process. However, excessive manual force or the inappropriate use of tools could cause fetal trauma and risk of other harm.
Throughout the state, our firm’s personal injury attorneys develop thorough strategies to maximize the compensation collected in birth injury verdicts and settlements. Even if you’re unsure if negligent medical treatment caused your child’s medical difficulties, we can review the relevant facts in a free initial consultation.
Contact an experienced California birth injury lawyer for a free consultation
Mastagni Holstedt, APC advises on all types of birth injury claims. Please call or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. With offices in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton, Redwood City and Stockton, Mastagni Holstedt, APC serves clients throughout California.