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Of all the catastrophic accidents and permanent injuries that our firm deals with each year, none are more heartbreaking and traumatizing for our clients than birth injuries. Birth injuries can include any type of birth abnormality that results in a defect or disability to the infant, such as premature delivery, mental retardation, full or partial paralysis, or spinal cord injuries. These injuries carry a heavy emotional toll on the infant’s parents, but professional and compassionate representation by one of the skilled attorneys at The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith can help you and your family through this difficult time.

California Birth Injury Laws

Birth injury claims are most commonly viewed as a subset of medical malpractice claims. As in the case of a basic medical malpractice claim, the plaintiff must prove that the doctor failed to exercise the level of care and professionalism that would be reasonable under the circumstances, and that that failure caused the infant’s injuries. Where birth injury claims become particularly complicated is in the calculation of damages. Because the victim is an infant, it is much more difficult to prove how much pain or suffering the victim has been subjected to, and it becomes extremely speculative to project how much the injury is going to cost over the span of the baby’s entire life. For claims like this, it is crucial to be represented by an experienced personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith can represent you in your birth injury claim to ensure that all of the issues are fully covered and you and your child receive all the monetary compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

Contact the Birth Injury Attorneys in Our Office Today

If you are in need of a birth injury lawyer, contact The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Our lawyers will review your case and advise you as to your options, giving you peace of mind that your legal claims will be handled by only the most experienced professionals. Dealing with a birth injury is traumatic enough on its own, but we have the necessary experience to ensure that parents and their infants get the relief they need with the least amount of added stress.