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Maternal Injuries

San Francisco Maternal Injuries Lawyer

Representing Those Who Have Suffered Injuries During Childbirth in California

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we understand that childbirth should be a joyous and memorable experience. However, maternal injuries during childbirth can turn what should be a time of celebration into a traumatic event. Our San Francisco maternal injuries attorneys are here to provide compassionate support and relentless advocacy for mothers who have suffered injuries during childbirth. We are committed to helping you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Call Bostwick & Peterson, LLP today at (888) 831-8448 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our maternal injuries attorney in San Francisco.

Common Causes of Maternal Injuries

Childbirth is a complex process that requires precise medical attention and care. Unfortunately, maternal injuries can occur due to various factors, often medical negligence or errors. Some common causes of maternal injuries include:

  • Failure to Monitor: Medical professionals must closely monitor the mother's health and the advancement of labor. Neglecting this duty can lead to complications such as excessive bleeding, infections, or even maternal death.
  • Delayed Cesarean Section: In cases where a timely cesarean section is necessary, a delay in performing the procedure can lead to severe maternal injuries, including organ damage, hemorrhaging, and long-term health issues.
  • Misuse of Medical Instruments: Improper use of forceps, vacuum extractors, or other medical instruments can result in nerve damage, pelvic floor injuries, and other complications.
  • Medication Errors: Administering incorrect medications or dosages during labor and delivery can lead to adverse reactions, allergic responses, and harm to both the mother and the baby.
  • Failure to Recognize Complications: Medical professionals must be vigilant in identifying and addressing complications such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and other maternal health issues that can escalate and cause serious harm if left untreated.
  • Inadequate Postpartum Care: Proper postpartum care is essential to monitor the mother's recovery and address potential complications. Neglecting postpartum care can lead to infections, blood clots, and other preventable injuries.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Maternal Injuries Claim?

If you or a loved one has suffered maternal injuries due to medical negligence, you may be qualified to seek compensation for a range of damages. While each case is unique, potential recoverable damages in a maternal injuries claim may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for current and future medical bills related to your injuries, including hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing treatment.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for the physical and emotional pain endured as a result of the injuries and any mental anguish caused by the traumatic experience.
  • Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity: If the injuries have resulted in missed work or a reduced living ability, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for lost wages and future earning capability.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy: Coverage of any necessary rehabilitation or therapy to aid your physical and emotional recovery.
  • Childcare and Household Assistance: Compensation for the additional expenses incurred due to the injuries, such as hiring help for childcare or household tasks during your recovery.
  • Wrongful Death: In cases where maternal injuries result in the tragic loss of life, surviving family members may be eligible to seek wrongful death damages.

Contact Our San Francisco Maternal Injuries Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has suffered maternal injuries during childbirth, seeking legal representation from skilled personal injury attorneys who understand the complexities of medical malpractice cases is essential. At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, our San Francisco maternal injuries lawyers are dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process, holding negligent parties accountable, and securing the compensation you deserve.

With a deep understanding of the emotional and physical toll that maternal injuries can take, our legal team is here to provide you with compassionate support while aggressively advocating for your rights. We believe that no mother should suffer due to medical negligence, and we are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf.

Contact Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, today to get started with our San Francisco maternal injuries lawyer.


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