Birth Injury Lawyer Beverly Hills, CA
Childbirth is difficult, but the time after is supposed to be filled with joy and excitement. New parents lose this happiness when an avoidable birth injury occurs. If you or someone you know is facing this difficulty, it’s time to reach out to a birth injury lawyer in Beverly Hills, California from Seber Bulger today to set up a consultation. We will go over the details of your case to see if you may be eligible for compensation.
How do you determine if a birth injury was preventable?
Many common issues happen during childbirth, some of which are avoidable, others that could have been prevented with proper precautions. Typically, the easiest way to determine if you have a case is if another doctor who took reasonable care of patients would have made the same mistake or not. If it is a mistake that is easy to make and not always the doctor’s fault, it will be much more difficult to prove a case. Suppose the accident was merely something that sometimes, unfortunately, happens to mothers and their children. In that case, it will be more challenging to argue a claim against the medical professionals who treated you.
How a Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help
The birth injury lawyers in California from Seber Bulger are incredibly experienced in this field of law. Our lawyers have seen what is and is not successful in court and what types of compensation a judge may offer. Your lawyer will look over medical records in great detail and may even look at your medical professional’s history to see if this has happened in the past. Your lawyer may contact another medical professional to act as an expert witness in court if they believe a competent doctor would have done things differently.
A lawyer will take the legal stress off of you so that you can focus on taking care of yourself and your baby. Sometimes, other medical and therapy treatments can improve harmful mistakes that happen during the childbirth process. You do not need one more thing to worry about and should be able to seek help without worrying so much about what paperwork you need to file, who you need to contact, or what kind of investigative techniques you need to use to gain more proof in your case. A lawyer should focus on this for you. It will offer peace of mind and a lot of extra time that you can be spending with your family and focusing on recovery.
Why should you hire Seber Bulger as your birth injury lawyer?
When you have a child, everything changes. You go from being independent and able to do anything to have an entirely new responsibility. You want what’s best for your baby. But that doesn’t mean you can always provide it. You may be facing a serious injury or illness that has turned your world upside down. If so, you’ll need the help of a birth injury lawyer in Beverly Hills, CA to get the compensation you deserve.
Birth injuries are common and can be devastating. They include anything from cerebral palsy caused by oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery to permanent brain damage due to medications being administered improperly during labor. Head injuries are also very serious, especially when they occur before the baby is fully born.
Treating your child’s injuries and illnesses should be your family’s top priority when they are injured or get sick. Your medical bills are skyrocketing and you’re facing thousands of dollars in hospital costs with no way to pay them back. The good news is that there is help out there for you and your family to make sure that your baby gets the care they need in order to recover.
Seber Bulger is an birth injury lawyer in Beverly Hills, CA who is here to help you and your family through this difficult time in your life. Seber has been helping families like yours get the justice they deserve for over 15 years now. He doesn’t stop fighting until he has helped completely resolve all of your financial issues and made sure that your child receives the care they need for their recovery.
Our Birth Injury Lawyers Are Passionate and Committed
We know that you need someone in your corner who is going to work just as hard as they possibly can to get you everything you deserve in a timely manner.
When you hire Seber Law Firm, you are hiring passionate people with a proven track record of success who are committed to helping their clients succeed in getting the compensation they deserve from their birth injury case.
Seber W. Bulger is a very compassionate and caring birth injury lawyer in Beverly Hills, CA, who will take the time to really listen to you and your case. He will also make sure that you fully understand all of your legal options and provide you with honest answers about what your case means for you and your family, as well as what can be expected from the court system and the insurance companies that may try to fight against you and your child’s rights.
If you or someone you love has suffered a birth injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Bulger Law has experience dealing with defective medical devices that are used in labor and delivery, as well as other birth-related injuries. Work with an attorney who understands every aspect of these cases and will be able to guide you through the legal process. Having a professional on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. You deserve to be compensated for the damages you suffered due to medical negligence, so contact Bulger Law today for more information about how we can help you move forward with your claim.
What, exactly, is a preventable birth injury?
The easy answer is it’s an injury during the birth process to the new born that could have been prevented. The standard way to define such a preventable injury is to ask if another doctor with the same credentials and circumstances been able to deliver the baby without injury. If the answer is yes, then you probably have a case.
Of course this isn’t always obvious. For instance, if the mistake that was made is one that is easy for anyone to make, you may find it will be much more difficult to prove that it was preventable. Obviously, the whole issue of preventable birth injury is fraught with nuance.
How can a birth injury lawyer help?
The truly experienced birth injury lawyer, like Seber Bulger, knows what works in court and what doesn’t. They understand the complexities of the issue and recognize it can be difficult to sort out fault. They will use their knowledge as they approach your case and help you decide what to do.
For example, they may look into the background of the medical professionals involved to see if they have a history that may shine some light on your situation. Or they might talk with another lawyer or medical expert so they more completely understand your case.
However they handle it you’ll find that the right attorney can take the pressure off you so you’ll be able to emphasize what’s really important, taking care of your infant and yourself.
The lawyer’s place is to give you the information you need to make the decisions you’ll need to make. Good ones will also handle legal details like finding and briefing witnesses and making sure paper work is completed on time.
What’s the first thing I should do?
The first thing of course, is to take care of yourself and your newborn. The next is probably to schedule your free consultation with Seber Bulger. In that meeting you’ll get to tell them your experience and what you know so far about the injury. In turn they will ask questions and may suggest you seek additional information. Everything you say will be confidential and you’ll get your questions answered. That alone can help you move on.
Should you feel comfortable with the Seber Bulger people you may decide to hire them right away, or you may want to do more research. It’s a no-pressure situation for you.
You can begin the process by filling out the form you’ll find the right hand side of most web pages that you can fill out and get the process started. You will also find phone numbers and addresses them at the very bottom of most web pages. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury contact Seber Bulger, as soon as possible; they are well equipped to handle your
Contact Seber Bulger Today
Make sure you reach out to Seber Bulger Law Firm today to see if we may be able to help you with your birth injury case. We will look at your case with empathy and compassion, as you have been through so much already. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Do not wait. You don’t want to miss the California statute of limitations in place to file.
Taking Legal Action After a Birth Injury
In Beverly Hills, CA, birth injury lawyers have represented families who have experienced utter devastation from complications during the birthing process. When a couple is expecting, chances are they never realized that something would go wrong after months of planning for a healthy baby. Unfortunately, both mother and baby could experience injuries from birth. There are several types of birth injuries an infant may suffer due to a medical provider’s negligence. It can be even more disheartening to discover that a doctor could have prevented these injuries. Taking legal action may be a way to receive a settlement for the losses you are facing due to the accident. Working with Seber Bulger Law Firm professionals can play a pivotal role in representing you and your family by providing education, strategy, recommendations, negotiations, and support.
Understanding Birth Injuries
When an expectant couple chooses an obstetrician to oversee their pregnancy, they entrust them with the lives of both mother and child. Because of this, most people have high confidence in their doctors, taking their recommendations to heart. However, at times, a mother and baby may not receive care that upholds the medical standard of care and, as a result, injuries are sustained. While some pregnancy and birth complications may be inevitable, some are entirely preventable. Common birth injuries that may result from negligence include:
- Forceps Injury
- Birth Asphyxia
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Soft Tissue Swelling (from Vacuum Extraction)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Collarbone Fractures
- Brain Bleeds
- Brain Damage
Our Beverly Hills, California brain injury lawyer shares that it’s important to note that babies are not the only ones susceptible to injuries in the delivery room. Mothers are also at risk for complications that result from negligence, for example:
- Placental Abruptions
- Gestational Diabetes
- Low Amniotic Fluid
- Anesthesia Errors
- Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Medical issues that result from negligence are life-altering mistakes that deeply impact mothers and babies and their entire families. In typical situations involving a birth injury, if proper treatment and diagnosis were received ahead of time or the medical standard of care has been upheld in the delivery room, good care would have mitigated the injuries and impact on the family.
Claims vs. Lawsuits
Typically when a person takes legal action, a lawyer will recommend that you initiate the process by filing a claim with the insurance company. In some cases, a lawyer may negotiate a settlement without moving towards litigation. However, it’s essential to be aware that some of these cases may be heard in court because of the nature of medical malpractice claims and the complexities of medical records. While an insurance claim may be resolved faster, and you stand a higher chance of receiving compensation on some level. A lawsuit is a more extensive process that yields higher payouts if successful; keep in mind that you are at risk of walking away empty-handed if you lose. Working with a lawyer with experience in these cases is imperative as they will work to negotiate a favorable claim and provide recommendations for moving forward.
What Compensation is Available?
A lawyer can help you determine what kind of compensation you’re eligible in either a birth injury claim or lawsuit. There are three types of compensation available: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Economic damages refer to factors that are easy to calculate. In the case of birth injury some examples may include:
- Present and future medical expenses.
- Lost wages.
- Out-of-pocket expenses.
- Legal fees.
Non-economic damages refer to compensation for factors that are harder to calculate. In the case of birth injury, you may receive compensation both for trauma sustained to your child as well as any issues that may personally affect you. Some examples may include:
- Pain and suffering.
- Emotional distress.
- A reduced quality in life such as damages to personal relationships.
Finally, there are punitive damages. While economic and non-economic damages are designed to make the victim whole, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter any future actions. In the case of birth injury, the lawyer may suggest a lawsuit against the doctor or the medical institution as a whole. Although rarer than the first two types of compensation, your lawyer can help you determine your best course of action.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
Personal injury cases such as a birth injury can be a long and expensive process and going to trial is the last step. That’s why many birth injury cases are resolved before they go to trial. Although there’s never any guarantee, victims often receive an offer of settlement from the medical institution and/or their insurance company before reaching trial.
What to Do if I Receive A Settlement?
So you open up your mailbox and discover a letter informing you that the hospital or their insurance company is wishing to settle. Although this sounds like good news, there’s a strong chance that the first settlement that they’re offering may not be enough to cover expenses such as medical bills as well as any mental trauma sustained from the incident. As such, it’s better to consult with your attorney before accepting a settlement. They will help you determine if their offer is realistic enough or if there’s reasonable cause to negotiate for a better settlement.
How Much Does a Birth Injury Lawyer Cost?
You may be hesitant to enlist the help of an attorney because you believe that it might be too expensive. Luckily, many lawyers operate off of a contingency fee. What this means is that instead of having to pay your lawyer hourly (as well as a possible retainer fee), your lawyer will instead handle all of the upfront costs and will receive a percentage of your final settlement or court award. Although this amount can sometimes be 30 percent or more, it gives you the opportunity to not have to worried about being burdened by as much financial stress. Additionally, your lawyer will help to maximize your financial compensation.
If you believe the injuries you and/or your baby are suffering from were due to medical malpractice, it’s imperative to reach out to a lawyer immediately. Because these cases are highly complex, you will want a professional with both skills and resources available for the best chance at success. Not only may you experience damages that are currently impactful, but future medical care and financial loss may also be inevitable. Schedule a consultation today for more information about Seber Bulger Law Firm and the services available from our Beverly Hills, CA birth injury lawyer!
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