Groundbreaking Advocates For Victims Of Birth Injuries
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. Our San Francisco birth injury attorneys are here to help you and your family, though.
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.
Examples Of Successful Representation Birth Injury Lawsuits
As one of the area’s premier birth injury law firms, we have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for infants and their families. Below are several examples of how we have helped families finance the cost of rehabilitation and recovery while holding negligent parties responsible and preventing such future incidents.
Excessive Pitocin Administration/HIE Injury— $23.2 Million Jury Verdict
Lack Of Oxygen Birth Injury (HIE)– $6 Million Settlement
Improper Vacuum Delivery — Confidential Settlement
Improperly Managed Labor — Cerebral Palsy/Brain Injury – $5 Million Settlement
Failure To Recognize Fetal Distress — $5 Million Settlement
Failure To Perform Timely Cesarean Section – $4.1 Million Settlement
Birth Injury – Nurse error- $3.25 Million Settlement
Failure To Recognize Neonatal Hypoglycemia — $2.25 Million Settlement
Failure to Diagnose Down Syndrome – $875,000 Settlement
Delayed Admittance To Hospital – Cerebral Palsy – Confidential Settlement
Uterine Rupture — Infant Death – Confidential Settlement
*Click on the individual result to see details regarding the case.
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) 981-7210.
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.