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Birth Injury Lawyers in San Diego

Most parents feel tremendous excitement about the upcoming birth of their child. Many count the days almost from the beginning of a pregnancy, plan accordingly, and ready themselves for a life-changing event. When something goes wrong during childbirth, the consequences can be devastating. This is particularly true when a newborn is severely harmed because of mistakes made by medical professionals who were supposed to protect the baby’s well-being.

Parents who suddenly find their worlds turned upside-down because of a serious birth injury are often unaware of where to turn for help. The San Diego birth injury lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys are ready to provide that help.

Our San Diego Birth Injury Lawyers

Why Choose Us?

Birth injuries are devastating and can result in a lifetime of pain, suffering, and disability. At Gomez Trial Attorneys, our San Diego birth injury lawyers know that parents often need a substantial amount of compensation to provide medical care for their child after a serious birth injury. They may need around-the-clock medical care or a series of surgeries and rehabilitation.

No matter how your birth injury occurred, we will be there to help. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing families whose children have suffered birth injuries in San Diego and nationwide. We have helped families and injured children collect millions after a medical mistake caused them harm.

While past success never guarantees future results, you and your family can take comfort knowing that you have aggressive and skilled San Diego birth injury attorneys in your corner. We have protected San Diego families and parents for decades, and we offer compassionate legal support every step of the way.

We have an office located conveniently in San Diego at 655 West Broadway, Suite 1700. Our office is within walking distance of Waterfront Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Seaport Village Shopping Mall. You can take the Sycuan Green Line trolley to the Santa Fe Depot station to get to our office. Or we can also visit you in your home, the hospital, or anywhere that may be easier for you. We know you already have a lot on your plate, and we want to take some of the legal burdens off your shoulders. We strive to make everything as easy and stress-free as possible.

If your child suffered a birth injury in San Diego, you owe it to yourself and to your child to explore all your legal options. We offer FREE initial consultations and reviews, so contact the San Diego birth injury lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys at (619) 237-3490 today. You may have the right to recover substantial compensation.

Birth Injuries in San Diego

Birth injuries are more common than many people realize. It is estimated that 7 out of 1,000 babies born each year will suffer a birth injury. This equates to 28,000 newborns suffering birth injuries on an annual basis. Broken down further, that means that 3 newborns suffer birth injuries every hour.

Medical professionals have a duty to provide a high standard of care to both mothers and their unborn children. This includes care during pregnancy, as well as labor and delivery. When a medical professional deviates from that standard, serious and fatal injuries can occur.

Several studies have shown that thousands of avoidable birth injuries occur every year. While some birth injuries are basically unavoidable and the fault of no one, many others are preventable.

In San Diego, a birth injury can occur at any medical facility or hospital. Here are some of the locations in San Diego where your child’s birth injury may have occurred.

  • UC San Diego Health (UCSD)
  • Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns
  • Best Start Birth Center
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital-San Diego
  • Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla

Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit in San Diego

How Much is Your San Diego Birth Injury Case Worth?

San Diego Birth Injury AttorneyIn San Diego, families whose children sustained a serious birth injury can seek compensation for the harm they’ve suffered. At Gomez Trial Attorneys, our birth injury lawyers can hold negligent doctors, nurses, and medical institutions accountable for their mistakes.

No amount of compensation could ever right the wrongs done to you and your child. However, we know that birth injuries can cost families a tremendous amount of money. Your family should not have to suffer undue financial burdens because of a medical error.

If your child suffers a birth injury that will require ongoing care throughout his or her lifetime, the costs of that care can be exorbitant and untenable for you and your family.

For instance, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, studied the costs of raising a child with cerebral palsy. Overall, those costs are 26 times that of the costs of raising a child who does not suffer from that condition.

In addition, children who suffer severe birth injuries may need the following:

  • Ongoing medical care and oversight
  • Ongoing physical therapy
  • Regular speech therapy
  • Special equipment for mobility such as a wheelchair
  • A redesigned home with equipment such as ramps
  • Special vehicles for routine transportation

Even if a family has health insurance, the out-of-pocket costs can and often do rise to a level where people cannot manage them reasonably. These losses do not take into account the pain, suffering, and stress that accompanies these situations. That’s why parents of a child who suffers a birth injury because of the negligence of others need to seek the help of birth injury lawyers as soon as possible.

At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we can help you seek maximum compensation after a serious birth injury. We will negotiate with insurance companies and advocate on your child’s behalf. Depending on the type of injury your child suffered and the impact of that injury, it is not uncommon for a birth injury case to settle for millions of dollars. While we can never guarantee the final outcome of a case, you can rest easier knowing that you have experienced and aggressive litigators on your team who will fight for your child’s future.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries in San Diego

Number1Award2019Given the prevalence of birth injuries in the United States, there is enough data available to be able to identify several common causes of birth injuries. At Gomez Trial Attorneys, our San Diego birth injury lawyers have helped families whose children have suffered birth injuries in a variety of ways.

These common causes include:

  • Medical professionals fail to recognize warning signs of birth injuries prior to delivery.
  • The newborn suffers from hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen to the brain, during birth.
  • Medical professionals fail to recognize a large fetus that needs to be delivered via a C-section.
  • The child is stuck against the mother’s pelvic bone and prying the child loose leads to shoulder dystocia, which can lead to Erb’s palsy.
  • Medical professionals apply too much pressure to a child’s head with forceps in an attempt to extract the child, thereby inflicting head and/or brain trauma.
  • Errors with medications such as Pitocin can lead to severe injuries to the child or even death.
  • Medical personnel fail to properly monitor the newborn immediately after birth.

There are other causes of birth injuries, but the majority of those listed above could be construed as negligence on the part of those who are managing the delivery process.

Types of San Diego Birth Injuries

Our San Diego Birth Injury Lawyers Help Families Like Yours

At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we know that birth injuries can have long-lasting and far-reaching consequences. These injuries can affect a child’s entire life and significantly impact their future. Sometimes the consequences are fatal.

Our law firm has helped families, like yours, whose children have suffered from serious birth injuries, including:

  • Cerebral palsy – If the oxygen supply to a child’s brain is cut off during birth, that lack of oxygen can inflict permanent brain damage. This brain damage may result in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Many children can live healthy and happy lives with cerebral palsy, but some suffer from cerebral palsy so severe that they will need a lifetime of nearly constant care.
  • Erb’s palsy – Damage to the shoulder area during birth can lead to significant damage. If the nerves are damaged, it can prevent a child from moving their arms. The severity of Erb’s palsy varies, as some children suffer from periodic involuntary movements while others may lose function in the affected arm.
  • Brain hemorrhage – Some birth injuries involve a skull fracture or other trauma to the head that can lead to bleeding in the brain. Brain bleeds are dangerous for people of any age, but particularly for someone as vulnerable as a newborn, whose brain is in a precarious stage of development. The long-term consequences of a brain hemorrhage are very difficult to predict, but they can be fatal.

Other types of birth injuries include:

Potential Costs of a Birth Injury in San Diego

If a child suffers a birth injury that will require ongoing care throughout his or her lifetime, the costs of that care can be exorbitant and untenable for that child’s family. For instance, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, studied the costs of raising a child with cerebral palsy. Overall, those costs are 26 times that of the costs of raising a child who does not suffer from that condition. In addition, children who suffer severe birth injuries may need the following:

  • Ongoing medical care and oversight
  • Ongoing physical therapy
  • Regular speech therapy
  • Special equipment for mobility such as a wheelchair
  • A redesigned home with equipment such as ramps
  • Special vehicles for routine transportation

Even if a family has health insurance, the out-of-pocket costs can and often do rise to a level where people cannot manage them reasonably. These losses do not take into account the pain, suffering and stress that accompanies these situations. That’s why parents of a child who suffers a birth injury because of the negligence of others need to seek the help of birth injury lawyers as soon as possible.

Contact Our San Diego Birth Injury Attorneys

John Gomez

Birth Injury Attorney, John Gomez

The experienced San Diego birth injury lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys are here to help you and your family move forward after a serious birth injury. Your child deserves to have a full and happy life. Providing the medical care they need can be costly. We want to help take some of this burden off your shoulders by helping you obtain the compensation you need.

We offer a free case evaluation and there’s no obligation if you call. Our San Diego attorneys take all birth injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case. Contact the experienced legal team at Gomez Trial Attorneys at (619) 237-3490 to schedule a free case consultation; we can discuss the specifics of your birth injury claim, and help determine the best path forward.


655 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101

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