Giving Birth Isn’t Easy In America
If you or someone you love is watching their dear baby suffering from a birth injury, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. Our San Diego Birth Injury Attorneys will ensure that you and your family receive financial compensation for the injury.
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Giving Birth Isn’t Easy In America

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Birth Injury

April 13 2019

We live in a day and age where medical wonders are truly making differences in peoples lives. People should feel safe and trust in our medical community. Yet, our San Diego Birth Injury Attorneys at Simpson Law Group see a very different picture. Cleveland Clinic has revealed the top 10 medical wonders of 2019. Of those top ten innovations most were for stroke victims, cardiac surgeries, virtual reality therapy, AI technology for surgery and scanning, and opioid crisis management. Missing from that list was innovations for women giving birth. It is surprising that out of all the medical innovations and treatments, women’s health is still under-researched. Particularly in the area of women giving birth as it has been happening since the dawn of time.

Startling Birth Statistics

All over the world, medical strides have decreased the mortality of women giving birth except for the United States of America. Mothers in America, especially poor and rural mothers, are not getting the treatment or care necessary to prevent deaths of the mothers or the children. California decided to do something about that. With an acute focus on mothers and their babies, California’s medical community was able to reduce the maternal mortality rate in half from 16.9 deaths to 7.3 deaths per 100,000 live births.

Experts show that mother and baby health problems start when access to affordable care is unavailable. Women with chronic issues, in rural areas, or unable to get access to health care are the most vulnerable of dying during childbirth. California took advantage of the Affordable Care Act and used funds to educate and get access to mothers who need it the most. Even though we are super proud of our state for taking such a proactive approach, birth injuries and deaths are still more common than we think.

Recent studies show that 1 in 9,714 people in the United States is born with a birth injury. The most common birth

  • injuries are
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Brain Damage
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Meconium Aspiration
  • Bone Fractures
  • Cephalohematoma & Caput Succedaneum
  • Nerve Damage

All of these birth injuries require immediate medical attention. These birth injuries may also require multiple surgeries or long stays in the NICU. To be clear, birth injuries are a result of negligent behavior. That’s not to say that the medical staff doesn’t know what they are doing, they just do things the wrong way. Our job as your attorney is to hold the medical staff responsible for the injury resulting from their behavior.

What To Do

If you or someone you love is watching their dear baby suffering from a birth injury, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. Our San Diego Birth Injury Attorneys will ensure that you and your family receive financial compensation for the injury. We know that our efforts cannot undo what happened to you and your family, but together we can seek justice for it. Call 619-236-9696 or click here to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at Simpson Law Group in San Diego today.

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