Premature delivery is the single leading cause of death in newborns. If you lost a child due to premature delivery or if your child was born prematurely and suffered a serious birth injury, California medical malpractice attorney Dr. Bruce G. Fagel can help.
A pregnancy is considered to reach full term after 9 months have passed (approximately 38 weeks). A delivery approximately 6½ months into term, or ranging from 26 weeks to 36 weeks of pregnancy, is considered to be a premature delivery. Because the baby is not fully developed at this time, there is an increased risk of lung or brain injury. These risks can be addressed when a mother goes into early labor through the use of steroid injections, which will speed up the development of the brain and lungs. Following a premature delivery, the baby will be placed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to receive special treatment.
Did Medical Malpractice Lead to Birth Injury?
Contact California birth injury lawyer Dr. Bruce G. Fagel immediately if your child was born prematurely and sustained injury as a result. Careful review of all medical records regarding childbirth and the care of your baby after birth is required in order to determine whether medical malpractice led to birth injuries that your child suffered. Perhaps the obstetrician failed to recognize signs of early labor, failed to provide steroid treatment in time or was negligent in the care of your child following delivery. Whatever the particular cause, having a medical malpractice lawyer on your side can help ensure that the responsible party is held liable for their actions through a medical malpractice case.
Premature Delivery Attorney Serving California Patients
With 10 years of experience in emergency medicine and a California medical license, Dr. Fagel is a medical malpractice attorney who is uniquely qualified to address your legal matter. With his assistance, you may be able to receive monetary compensation for medical expenses, future medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.