Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
Dr. Bruce Fagel, who recently spoke at the American Heart Association National meeting and appeared on PBS “Need to Know” January 25th, is a leading California medical malpractice lawyer and a licensed medical doctor. Dr. Fagel has successfully handled many medical malpractice cases involving severe birth injuries. His law firm, the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases for injured patients than any other attorney in California, and has obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.
“A traumatic brain injury to a baby will often occur during a difficult vaginal delivery from the improper use of forceps or a vacuum device by a doctor during an instrumental delivery. These instruments can cause serious and permanent injuries to the infant’s head and brain if handled negligently,” warns Dr. Fagel. “If the doctor is negligent during a difficult delivery, the baby may be in danger of developing cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, or mental retardation. The doctor needs to monitor the development of the baby during the pregnancy and prepare in advance for a difficult delivery such as the case may be if the baby is too large to exit the birth canal naturally. In a situation like this, a cesarean section may be required to avoid injury to the infant.”
Cerebral palsy, developmental delays, developmental disabilities, and mental retardation can also happen from an insufficient oxygen supply to the brain of the baby before, during, and immediately following delivery as well. “These are all serious birth injuries and can range in severity from mild to severe,” remarks Dr. Fagel. “A severe cerebral palsy disorder may require a lifetime of medical care for the child affected, including a full time care giver. The person impacted by this disorder may not be able to walk, perform self-care skills, master many basic developmental milestones like other children of a similar age, and may even suffer from seizures.”
Dr. Fagel warns parents who suspect their child may have a traumatic brain injury or other birth injuries to contact a medical malpractice attorney after confirming the diagnosis. “Doctors can run tests such as a neurological examination, MRI, CT scan, EEG, and perform other screenings to determine if the child has brain damage. If it is confirmed that the child has suffered brain damage and medical malpractice is suspected to be the cause of the injury, the family should contact a medical malpractice attorney who specializes in birth injuries before the statute of limitations runs out which can prevent the family from being able to recover compensation for damage,” warns Dr. Fagel.
About The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates specializes in medical malpractice cases involving serious injuries to patients. Cases include medical malpractice, birth injury, cerebral palsy, surgical error, brain damage, and wrongful death. Dr. Bruce Fagel has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured parties than any other attorney in California, including obtaining the largest verdict in California history, $460 million dollars. The law firm has successfully obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.
About Dr. Bruce Fagel
Dr. Bruce Fagel is a lawyer and a licensed medical doctor, specializing in medical malpractice. Dr. Fagel practiced emergency medicine for over 10 years before becoming an attorney. This background provides Dr. Fagel with the knowledge and expertise to represent his clients against negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals.