California personal injury attorney Nicholas C. Rowley of the law firm Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley is pursuing compensation for a nearly three-year-old girl and her family for the losses and continued financial burden caused by the brain damage she suffered due to a completely preventable birth injury. Due to the overseeing doctor’s actions, the young girl suffered brain damage from a lack of oxygen during delivery and now has cerebral palsy, which will last for her entire life.
This serious brain injury occurred when the child was born in April, 2009 in Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, and was caused by the doctor’s unnecessary delay in delivery. During the incident, the doctor did not employ any methods to expedite delivery, such as use of vacuum, forceps, or incisions to speed up the birth. As such, the baby who was expected to be born at 6:13 am wasn’t delivered until 6:38 am and experienced a severe drop in her heart rate several minutes before the birth. After being born, the girl had to be resuscitated.
Often, detractors of medical malpractice claim that the damages won by malpractice cases increase the rates of malpractice insurance and doctors’ medical bills, but this is not true. In total, medical malpractice compensation makes up a small portion of overall medical costs and the limiting of what can be won will not decrease debt but rather harm those who seek desperately needed compensation to help with their ongoing costs and losses.
The injuries that result from medical malpractice are often incredibly severe in nature and are frequently permanent. The Southern California medical malpractice injury lawyers at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley have a track record of success and the skills needed to win your proper and much-needed compensation. For more information on how we can help you, call us at 213-514-8332.