California Birth Injury Lawyer

Dr. Bruce G. Fagel offers something that only a very few attorneys in the U.S. can provide. He is a licensed medical doctor and an experienced medical malpractice and negligence attorney and has settled more medical malpractice lawsuits than any other attorney in the entire state of California. If your child suffered from a serious birth injury in California, Dr. Bruce Fagel can offer you the knowledgeable and aggressive legal counsel you need.

Dr. Fagel practiced emergency medicine for 10 years before becoming an attorney, and he still maintains his medical license. Our firm settles approximately 95% of our cases pre-trial due to our reputation and record. Birth injuries claims are complex because they are highly technical and deal with complex legal and medical issues. Dr. Fagel understands the medical issues relevant to birth injury claims in California and has the resources to utilize expert medical witnesses to the fullest extent in trial and negotiations. His success is recognized by the various accolades he has received through the years, including being the only medical malpractice attorney when The National Law Journal selected ” The 10 Top Trial Attorneys in the Nation” and receiving eight nominations for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Consumer Attorneys Association. He has received national recognition for two of the top 100 jury verdicts in 2002 and one of the top jury verdicts in 2005, in the U.S.

The firm has recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients in our years of practice.

If you are interested in finding out more about the comprehensive legal representation Dr. Bruce Fagel and his team can provide to you in your birth injury claim, call our offices at (800) 541-9376 for a free consultation. Because we also work on a contingency fee basis, you pay no legal fees until we win your case.

Brain Injury and Medical Malpractice – How we can help you?

California medical malpractice lawyer Dr. Bruce G. Fagel is able to give his clients an increased advantage in each brain injury case he pursues. His reputation as an aggressive and dedicated medical malpractice attorney, along with his 10 years of experience in the medical field as a licensed medical doctor, has given Dr. Fagel an edge in negotiations and in courtroom proceedings involving brain injuries and other serious birth injuries.

Brain injuries may occur as the result of either an accident or medical malpractice. Brain injuries associated with childbirth and delivery may occur due to a lack of blood flow or oxygen to the brain. Cerebral palsy and developmental delays may all be caused due to brain injury during childbirth.

Brain Injury and Medical Malpractice
Any serious brain injury may lead to a life-changing condition that could require immediate medical attention as well as a lifetime of medical care and assistance. By working with an experienced California birth injury lawyer such as Dr. Bruce Fagel, a family dealing with devastating brain injuries to their child can take legal action against the responsible doctor, obstetrician, nurse or hospital.

Negligent conduct by a medical professional or medical facility can have devastating effects. Brain injuries are just one of the many serious injuries associated with delivery mistakes and medical malpractice during childbirth.

Brain Injury Attorney
There is no cure for cerebral palsy and for many of the brain injuries that may be sustained during childbirth. But there is hope. California brain injury attorney Dr. Fagel can help you seek and recover maximum financial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit so that your child will receive the necessary medical treatment and care for life, to help your child live a more normal life. Dr. Fagel is known throughout the state for his success in brain injury cases, and he offers a free case evaluation to discuss your particular claim.

Birth Paralysis

Paralysis refers to the loss of sensation or movement in a body part, usually due to spinal cord or nerve damage. When paralysis occurs during an infant’s birth, the injury may have been caused by medical malpractice and should be investigated by an experienced birth injury attorney.

When a medical professional is found to be at fault for birth paralysis, there are normally two common underlying causes. The first cause is the failure by a doctor to take immediate action during a breech (feet first) or difficult delivery. A delay in performing a cesarean section (C-section) or other emergency delivery action could result in loss of blood flow to the infant’s brain, causing cerebral palsy and paralysis. The second common cause of birth paralysis is an inappropriate delivery technique that causes nerve damage in the arms, legs or spinal cord. This usually occurs in a case of shoulder dystocia or a situation where the infant is forcefully removed from the birth canal.

Types of Paralysis Caused by Medical Malpractice
Depending on the extent of an infant’s birth injury, paralysis could occur in any part of the body and may vary from mild to complete paralysis. Some of the most common forms of paralysis include:

Quadriplegia – Both legs and arms are immobile
Paraplegia – No feeling in legs or control of any leg movement
Diplegia – Paralysis of symmetrical parts of the body
Erb’s Palsy – Paralysis of only the shoulder and upper arm
Klumpke’s Palsy – Paralysis that affects only the lower arm, wrist, and hand
Contact a Birth Paralysis Attorney
Parents who have a child with paralysis or other forms of birth injuries will find that their infant will require a lifetime of medical care and physical therapy. Also, parent’s of an infant afflicted with some form of paralysis are normally overcome with fears concerning the quality of life for their child. However, at this difficult time, it’s important for parents to carefully review what happened during the prenatal care period, and in the delivery room, so they can determine if a medical professional played any role in causing the paralysis.

Fortunately, at the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, our birth injury lawyers have extensive experience helping families make such determinations by carefully reviewing all of the pertinent medical records. If there is evidence that a doctor may have caused the infant’s paralyzed condition, the family will be briefed regarding their legal remedies. Long-term medical care for an infant with paralysis can be very expensive. If a medical professional caused the paralysis, their medical malpractice insurance must cover the infant’s future medical needs.

Dr. Bruce Fagel is not only a highly successful birth injury attorney, he is a licensed physician as well. If negligence is proven, he is committed to ensuring that all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions. Dr. Fagel is not afraid to stand up to large hospitals or insurance companies and will not settle for anything less than the full compensation you and your child are entitled to.

If your infant has sustained any type of birth paralysis, and you believe medical malpractice may be the cause, you may qualify to seek financial compensation from the medical parties responsible for the injury.