Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Medical Malpractice Victims Deserve Their Quality Lives Back

My wife is a special education teacher so for years of weekday afternoons I’ve been regularly around children with disabilities. I too am a father, and as I speak with their parents – those who watch their kids crawl into development - I tend to feel their anguish. This motivates me into dedicating my legal practice to the rights of these parents and children. I give useful information and legal advice to further their steps closer towards justice.
According to this article authored by Rice & Bloomfield, birth injuries occur in approximately 7 out of every 1000 births, and most of these are neurologic – that which involves brain or nervous system function. Through the process of child delivery, an infant may suffer medical mishaps which may result in serious developmental issues or even a casualty.
A doctor’s use of forceps or some type of vacuum extractor during birth of a child can cause damage to the brain, nerve and bruises which could only be corrected through surgical treatment. This can cause autism, forcep bruising, and facial paralysis. Prolonged or delayed labor on the other hand can cause cerebral palsy.
Medical malpractice affects the entire lives of not only the child but also the devastated parents’. A medical malpractice claim serves as a plea for just compensation, maybe for retribution, but mainly for deterrence.
Precious lives are in the hands of doctors. While it is true that the human physiology understandably has control of its own, a certain degree of care is still demanded from doctors and it’s good to know that medical malpractice lawsuits consider “good faith defense” absolutely null and void.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you may seek for a California lawyer to assist you in receiving just and fair reparation. It is possible for parents and children to acquire necessary help and corrective measures; it comes not only in monetary damages but can also be in the form of round-the-clock therapy which will greatly improve their quality of life.