Expecting and delivering a new baby should be a happy time, free from medical complications. However, the joy you anticipated can swiftly turn to sorrow when something goes wrong. All too often, the negligence of medical professionals results in injuries, lifelong complications or even death of newborn patients whose lives have only just begun.
Unparalleled Success In Winning Groundbreaking Recoveries
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, a premier personal injury firm in San Francisco, California, our birth injury lawyers are dedicated to pursuing accountability on behalf of innocent newborns and their families.
Our firm stands on a tradition of excellence spanning more than 50 years. We have won outstanding results in birth injury cases – including a $23.2 million jury verdict, one of the largest in the nation for obstetrical injury.
Our team of award-winning attorneys includes a former physician with two decades of medical experience. We routinely work with medical specialists to quickly and accurately identify negligence that may have contributed to your infant's injuries or death.
Understanding The Full Ramifications Of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can occur at any point during pregnancy, delivery or post-partum newborn care. The effects of a birth injury can last a lifetime.
At Walkup, our experience in birth injury cases encompasses virtually every imaginable scenario, including:
- Delivery trauma
- Complications from negligent forceps delivery
- Failure to timely order a C-section
- Infant brain injuries
- Oxygen deficiency during labor and delivery
- Inadequate or negligent fetal monitoring
- Negligence on the part of hospitals, physicians, HMOs, nurses, midwives and other professionals
We have handled birth injuries ranging from shoulder dystocia and hydrocephalus to Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy and more. As a result of our extensive experience in this niche field, we understand the lifelong ramifications of birth injuries on both a medical and practical level. This knowledge enables us to accurately assess the extent of your harm – and translate it into a dollar amount. Your full and fair recovery is our foremost priority.
Get A Free Assessment Of Your Potential Claim
Contact us if you have questions about your child's injuries or disabilities or if you would like to learn more about your child's right to recover benefits from a negligent wrongdoer. For a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at 415-906-3764.
Our team will take concrete steps to identify indicators of negligence – for example, by analyzing electronic fetal heart rate monitoring tapes and fetal PH scalp sampling to determine if your infant was properly monitored during birth. We handle birth injury cases nationwide.