Failing to identify and treat problems during pregnancy, including infections and genetic abnormalities, or injury that happens during labor and delivery, can result in neurologic insult and brain damage that produces lifetime consequences.
Every year infants suffer irreversible brain injury because of errors in the birth process, including those causing oxygen deficiency oxygen deficiency. The degree of oxygen deprivation (anoxic or hypoxic encephalopathy) will often signal the extent of brain damage and the severity of the child’s disabilities, which may require:
- Special therapies
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Emotional support
- Attendant care
- Family counseling
- Response to developmental delay
- Durable medical equipment
- Cerebral palsy
A Proven Track Record Of Results For Disabled Children Since 1959
The birth injury lawyers at the San Francisco law office of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have been helping parents and brain injured children since 1959. Our goal is to ensure that your baby accesses the financial resources needed to maximize his or her recovery and rehabilitation. Our firm has a proven track record of successful verdicts and settlements in cases involving anoxic brain injury and brain damage.
Contact our San Francisco law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Our birth injury attorneys represent clients throughout Northern California, Southern California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and the western United States.
- Brain injury from childbirth: Whether due to skull compression, hydrocephalus, ischemia, cord compression, placental dysfunction can most often be avoided with proper care and monitoring. Oxygen deprivation at childbirth can occur when the umbilical cord is twisted or compressed during contractions. It can also occur if the placenta prematurely separates from the uterus. The fetal monitor will show signs of fetal distress. If staff fails to notice distress and act promptly, injury will occur.
- Brain injury after birth: Jaundice is not uncommon in infants. Mild jaundice usually corrects itself. However, more severe cases of jaundice can result in hyperbilirubinemia, which can result in brain injury.
Discuss Your Child’s Birth Injury With Our Firm Now
If your child suffered a birth injury because of medical negligence during childbirth by a doctor, nurse or midwife, we want to hear your story. If medical malpractice was involved, we can help. Contact us online or call (415) 981-7210 to schedule a free consultation with our birth attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger in San Francisco.