If you’re an expectant mother or are planning to get pregnant soon, do know that flu, runny nose, and sore throat may not be the only health issues your baby could face.
Birth injuries, which can leave the baby disabled for the rest of his or her life, or require life-long medical care, have become a widespread problem in Los Angeles and all across our nation.
With the rising number of clinics, hospitals, and medical centers in Los Angeles and all across Southern California, the number of birth injuries is also on the rise.
That’s because not all of those clinics, hospitals, and medical centers seek professional and renowned obstetricians (doctors that deliver babies), and end up hiring unprofessional and inexperienced doctors fresh off their graduation.
Fun fact: 27% of medical students in the U.S. are depressed. I wouldn’t want a depressed, inexperienced 18-year-old to deliver my baby, would you?
Here at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, a renowned AV-rated birth injury lawyer in Los Angeles, we have handled hundreds of birth injury cases, and we’ve seen many babies crippled or disabled due to an act of negligence on the part of the doctor, nurse or hospital.
Although not all birth injuries are caused by malpractice, a large number of them are.
We strongly encourage you to launch an unbiased investigation into your baby’s birth injury before the hospital’s medical team convinces you that they had nothing to do with it.
Shocking birth injury statistics in the U.S.
Statistics show that non-profit, private hospitals have a higher rate of birth injuries. Giving birth in a public hospital can be just as dangerous though.
Of every 1,000 infants born in the U.S., up to 8 of them are born with a birth injury.
That means 28,000 infants are born with a birth injury every year, which is 76 per day. The statistic is shocking, especially if you’re an expecting mother or are planning to get pregnant any time soon.
The 5 most common birth injuries are:
- Brachial Plexus Palsy (when the nerves responsible for moving the arms and hands are injured)
- Bone fractures (when a birth doctor pulls on the infant too hard while in the breech position)
- Cephalohematoma (when birth-assisting tools are used improperly during childbirth)
- Caput succedaneum (when a vacuum extraction tool is used improperly)
- Facial paralysis (when an obstetrician puts too much pressure on the infant’s face by using forceps or a vacuum extraction improperly).
If your infant has been diagnosed with any of the above-mentioned or any other birth injury, seek help from our experienced birth injury attorney right away.
We’ll help you find an unbiased medical doctor who will work in coordination with our investigation to get evidence of malpractice or negligence on the part of the doctor, nurse, or hospital.
Our team of personal injury and birth injury attorneys is based in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.
In the past over 30 years, we’ve taken on big private and public hospitals as well as both reputable and inexperienced birth doctors and nurses to hold them responsible for malpractice and negligence.
Call the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg at 310-997-0904 or complete our contact form for a free initial consultation. Don’t let them get away with malpractice and negligence, leaving you no choice but to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on medical bills.