California Infant Medical Error Lawyer

Nichole D. Podgurski, Partner


Seeking Justice for Injured Children

There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing a child suffer from a birth injury. Statistics report that seven out of one thousand babies born can experience a birth injury. These events affect the entire family. The child may suffer from life long disabilities and require medical care, incur ongoing medical costs and experience ongoing medical pain and suffering.

It is important for you to know that if your child’s injury was caused by a medical error, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries that can include past and future medical costs, pain and suffering and more. The California infant medical error lawyers and Donahue and Horrow LLP are here to help. We are committed tofighting for our client’s rights and getting them the compensation they deserve.



Medical Errors

A large amount of birth injuries are caused by medical errors. Examples of this can include:

  • Failing to monitor vital signs.
  • Failing to address known risk factors.
  • Not performing a timely C-section.
  • Incorrect use of forceps or vacuum extractor.
  • Poorly staffed maternity ward.
  • Excessive force used during delivery.

Medical Errors During Pregnancy

Doctors and medical providers are required to monitor the health of the mother and child throughout the pregnancy. Risk factors that should be addressed include things like gestational diabetes, placenta previa, and placental abruption. Failure to monitor these and other conditions when indicated can be a serious error on the part of medical personnel that can jeopardize the health and safety of both mother and child.

During Delivery

When a pregnant mother goes to the hospital to delivery her baby, she puts her trust in her doctors and hospital staff. During labor and delivery, there are routine things that should be done. If there is a complication, the medical staff should apply their training and experience to promptly address the problem. When this is not done, it can cause a cascade of problems that can cause harm to the mother and child.

Errors in Medication

Any drug can have a significant impact on the mother and child during a pregnancy. Because of this, doctors use extreme care when prescribing medications. When a medication error occurs, it can have a serious impact on the mother and the child, causing complications, injury and even death.

Medication errors happen all too frequently in the U.S. The American Nurse Today estimates that 1.5 million injuries occur every year due to medical errors. For a pregnant woman, these errors can include:

  • A woman is improperly given drugs during labor.
  • Doctor prescribes the wrong medicine or in the correct dose during pregnancy.
  • Doctor prescribes a drug that harms the baby.

Often these errors are due to medical negligence and the doctor not exercising the appropriate duty of care in prescribing medication. If it can be proven that a reasonably prudent doctor would not have taken the same action, they could be held liable for negligence.

If you or your baby was harmed due to a medical error, it is important to come speak with us. You have a right to know what happened and determine who is responsible for the harm you have suffered. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Donahue & Horrow LLP we will work hard to get you the results you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at 310-322-0300 or toll free at 877-664-5407. If you decide to pursue a claim, we will take your case on a contingency basis. You pay nothing until we win your case.