Oceanside Birth Injury Attorney
Some birth injuries may simply be the unavoidable result of bringing a child into the world, while many others can be traced back to negligence on the part of obstetricians, nurses, or other medical professionals in the delivery room or during the prenatal period. If it seems apparent that your child’s injury is the result of some form of negligence, you should learn more about what legal actions may now be available to your family.
If your child sustained a birth injury that should have been preventable, you should speak with an Oceanside birth injury attorney at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser about what the next step should be for you and your family. Oceanside birth injury lawyer Yvonne Fraser understands just how critical this claim will be to your family; our legal team can help you pursue compensation to offset the financial burden associated with your child’s injury.
Why Hire the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser?
Yvonne M. Fraser has been practicing law since 2010 in the Oceanside area. Like many of her peers, she’s a part of the San Diego County Bar Association and American Bar Association. However, there is one major way in which Ms. Fraser shines in her community: her extensive medical knowledge. Not only was she a respiratory therapist for seven years, she maintains connections within the medical community, as close as her own husband, who is a cardiologist. When it comes to your birth injury case, Yvonne Fraser herself will be a pivotal consultant in understanding how your accident happened and who should take responsibility.
Birth Injury Claims in Oceanside
There are many aspects to a lawsuit against a doctor or hospital when it comes to your child’s birth injury. There is the original hospital bills to consider, the suffering your child and family had to go through, and potentially years of additional expenses you’ll need to keep your child healthy during their life. Our legal team in Oceanside possesses the experience and the resources to help you and your family take legal action to pursue compensation from the party responsible for the all of the pain and suffering associated with your child’s birth injury, including the following:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injury (shoulder dystocia)
- Erb’s palsy
- Developmental delays
- Brain damage (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy [HIE])
- Birth defects
- Prenatal misdiagnosis
- Wrongful death of infant or mother
Oceanside attorney Yvonne Fraser is also an experienced medical professional who understands the long-term consequences that birth injuries may have for you and your child. Aided by experts, she can help you determine if your child’s injury is a result of medical malpractice, connect you with specialists who can properly treat your child’s condition, and then prove your case in court.
Frequently Asked Questions
When the health and life of your child are put on the line, getting answers to your many questions becomes a number one priority. The Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser have compiled a few common questions we receive about birth injuries for your convenience. If the answer you need cannot be found below, contact us at (760) 512-1172 today.
How much money can we receive in compensation?
The answer to this question really depends on the particulars of your case. Was the birth injury something that the doctor could’ve prevented? Did the doctor actually contribute to the injury? Did you have follow up hospital bills to take care of your child or, tragically, funeral expenses? Will your child need ongoing care throughout their life? All of these aspects and more of your unique case are important to understanding how much you are owed from the responsible party. It’s important that you speak to an attorney about these details to get a more accurate estimate of the amount of money your case may be worth.
How soon should I consult with an attorney?
The sooner, the better. There are a few key reasons it’s important to get on the phone with an attorney immediately:
- The statute of limitations: In California, medical malpractice has an interesting limitations law. You have three years from the date of the injury to discover the injury, and then you’ll only have a year. It’s incredibly important that you speak to a medical negligence attorney as soon as you discover the injury.
- Getting paid: the sooner you speak to an attorney, the sooner you’ll face the outcome of your case. When you’re forced into debt because of an injury or death of your child, then time is absolutely of the essence to relieve you from a financial crisis quickly.
- Building a case: If you call an attorney as quickly as possible, not only are you allowing that attorney to find out all the facts while they’re still fresh, but you have much more time to actually work through your case.
If you’re available to talk to an attorney right now, it’s highly suggested you do so. Call us at (760) 512-1172.
Why do I need an attorney?
If your child suffered a serious injury during birth caused by the reckless or negligent actions of a medical professional, you need to turn to a legal team that has experience with these specific cases. By hiring an experienced birth injury attorney, not only can you begin to focus on your family’s recovery and health, but you stand a far better chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation you need to cover hospital bills and potential funeral expenses, among other damages you may have incurred during this traumatic event. On average, people who choose representation receive three times the amount of people who decide to go without and choosing a personal injury attorney like Yvonne Fraser comes with little to no risk. Her consultations are free, and you will not owe her a dime unless she wins your case.
Consult with a Birth Injury Lawyer in Oceanside
If your child was injured during birth under avoidable circumstances, you should speak with an Oceanside birth injury attorney at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser about the legal action you may be able to take against your doctor. To speak with an attorney who will work for you to right the wrongs of a preventable accident, please call our Oceanside offices at (760) 512-1172 to schedule a free consultation.