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Helping Birth Injury Victims Turn Tragedy into Triumph

From their first words to first steps, there are so many wonderful things to anticipate when you become a new parent. You imagine that one day they will drive a car, get married, and eventually go on to start a family of their own. But then the inconceivable occurs, and your hopes are stunted by the fact that your child has suffered a birth injury.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 4 million children are delivered each year in the US. Approximately 21,467 of those children die, and 10,000 more will be born with cerebral palsy, a birth injury that can occur when a baby is deprived of oxygen during delivery.

Has your child suffered a severe personal injury or wrongful death during birth? Do you believe that the doctors or nurses involved are responsible?

If so, then the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) in Southern California wants to hold them accountable. We want to see that they pay for the harm they have caused. Over the past 40-plus years, our lawyers have built a strong record for doing just that. Speak to a birth injury lawyer today to understand your rights and options at (800) 676-5295.

For a free legal consultation with a birth injuries lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

Delivering Results that Have Impact

At our law firm, we are committed to getting the compensation necessary to provide medical care for the entirety of the child’s life. We want to see that, despite the negligence, they have the opportunity to live as productive and happy a life as possible.

Not all law firms are created equal. Here is what sets us apart:

  • We have obtained billions in settlements and jury verdict awards for our clients, including the awarding of $1.2 million in compensation for a medical malpractice claim.
  • We have been voted the number one personal injury law firm by our Southern California neighbors, the citizens of Santa Clarita. This honor means a lot to us, as it is a direct reflection of the commitment we have made to help victims of negligence in birth injury and other cases.
  • Our dedication to excellence and integrity is evident through the honors and awards we’ve received. Our attorneys hold an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ratings you can receive for legal ability and high ethical standards. We’ve also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list and named one of the Top 25 Lawyers by Valley Magazine.
  • Our firm provides free consultations, where we will review your case details, evaluate your losses, and determine a suitable settlement amount. You will also have the opportunity to voice your concerns or ask a qualified attorney any questions you may have.

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    Helping Birth Injury Victims Turn Tragedy into Triumph.

    From their first words to first steps, there are so many wonderful things to anticipate when you become a new parent. You imagine that one day they will drive a car, get married, and eventually go on to start a family of their own. But then the inconceivable occurs, and your hopes are stunted by the fact that your child has suffered a birth injury.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 4 million children are delivered each year in the US. Approximately 21,467 of those children die, and 10,000 more will be born with cerebral palsy, a birth injury that can occur when a baby is deprived of oxygen during delivery.

    Has your child suffered a severe personal injury or wrongful death during birth? Do you believe that the doctors or nurses involved are responsible?

    If so, then the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) in Southern California wants to hold them accountable. We want to see that they pay for the harm they have caused. Over the past 40-plus years, our lawyers have built a strong record for doing just that. Speak to a birth injury lawyer today to understand your rights and options at (800) 676-5295.

    For a free legal consultation with a birth injuries lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    Delivering Results that Have Impact

    At our law firm, we are committed to getting the compensation necessary to provide medical care for the entirety of the child’s life. We want to see that, despite the negligence, they have the opportunity to live as productive and happy a life as possible.

    Not all law firms are created equal. Here is what sets us apart:

    • We have obtained billions in settlements and jury verdict awards for our clients, including the awarding of $1.2 million in compensation for a medical malpractice claim.
    • We have been voted the number one personal injury law firm by our Southern California neighbors, the citizens of Santa Clarita. This honor means a lot to us, as it is a direct reflection of the commitment we have made to help victims of negligence in birth injury and other cases.
    • Our dedication to excellence and integrity is evident through the honors and awards we’ve received. Our attorneys hold an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ratings you can receive for legal ability and high ethical standards. We’ve also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list and named one of the Top 25 Lawyers by Valley Magazine.
    • Our firm provides free consultations, where we will review your case details, evaluate your losses, and determine a suitable settlement amount. You will also have the opportunity to voice your concerns or ask a qualified attorney any questions you may have.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      Why birth injuries are common

      Doctors and nurses have a great deal of training and technology in their hands to make sure that the childbirth process goes smoothly. Unfortunately, they don’t always utilize this technology, or when they do, they, on occasion, misuse it. As a result, a severe birth injury or even wrongful death can occur.

      Medical procedures such as the use of forceps or vacuum extraction can cause substantial trauma to the infant’s head, neck, and shoulders. Oxygen deprivation, another leading cause of birth injury, can result in brain damage, while delayed birth or prolonged labor can produce muscle or nerve damage.

      Some of the other causes of birth injuries are:

      • Faulty use of birthing tools.
      • Delay in performing a C-section.
      • Failure to diagnose maternal diseases.
      • Bleeding in the brain.
      • Neglecting to monitor vital signs of the fetus.

      The effects of birth trauma can give rise to several medical conditions. Typically, this injury leaves the child with a permanent birth defect, such as Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, or brain damage.

      Getting the Quality Medical Treatment Your Child Deserves

      Having a child who requires additional care resulting from their birth injury can be emotionally taxing, not to mention expensive. CDC calculates that medical costs for children with cerebral palsy are ten times higher than those without. It is also estimated that the lifetime cost to care for a child with cerebral palsy is close to $1 million. At OPO, simply being compensated for your child’s medical care isn’t enough. We go beyond the bare minimum compensation so your child has access to the best medical treatments available.

      How an Owen, Patterson & Owen Lawyer Can Get You Justice for Your Birth Injury Case

      Having extensive experience in getting results for thousands of injury claims, including birth injuries, we also recognize that birth injury claims are not easily proven. A successful outcome requires special expertise and a large number of resources. We recruit the support of various experts and trusted medical professionals to examine all facets of your case, leaving no stone uncovered.

      Essential factors of our investigation include obtaining your medical records, evaluating the professional history of the doctor or medical facility that treated you, interviewing witnesses, gathering statements, and more.

      Determining Fault in a Birth Injury Case

      Multiple parties may have contributed to the birth injury of your child. Through relentless investigation, we will determine the responsible party and make sure all parties are held liable. Possible defendants in your claim could be:
      • Obstetrician or Gynecologist.
      • Surgeon.
      • Hospital or Birth Center.
      • Medical Equipment Manufacturer.

      Compensation for Birth Injury Victims in Southern California

      Like any parent, only the best for your child will suffice — and we echo that sentiment. We work hard to secure the compensation necessary to create a living environment for your child not merely to get by, but also to thrive. Some of the damages you may be entitled to include:

      • Hospital and medical expenses.
      • Ongoing medical care.
      • Emergency Transportation.
      • Mental anguish.
      • Loss of income.
      • Diminished quality of life.

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      Start with a Free Consultation. Call Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your birth injury case with an experienced attorney.

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