The good judgment and close attention of a medical professional matter to us in perhaps no scenario more than a birth, when she or he is responsible for shepherding a person—a daughter, a son—safely into the world.
That’s why it’s so tragic when the poor sense or inattention of a doctor, nurse, or midwife in a delivery causes a birth injury such as cerebral palsy or a bone fracture. Just last month, a Virginia jury awarded $2.3 million to a boy whose right arm was permanently disabled as a result of his midwife’s negligence during birth. “Shoulder dystocia” had occurred during the boy’s delivery; in layperson’s terms, his shoulder has gotten stuck behind his mother’s pubic bone. The midwife pulled the boy’s head and arms to get him out of the birth canal, causing permanent nerve damage—and forever limiting his abilities.
If your child was injured during birth, and you believe the medical professional who performed the delivery was at fault, contact Hodes Milman for a free case evaluation. We’re aggressive personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers based in Orange County, serving all of California. We have the experience to take on the medical industry and have achieved multi-million dollar verdicts for our clients.