In California, we can see evidence that birth injuries are becoming more and more common. Autism has increasingly been linked to induced labor and malpractice of birth physicians. At the Martin Louis Stanley Law firm, we have experienced lawyers with a focus on medical malpractice.
In 2008, over 23 percent of births were induced due to the mother going over the due date or other non-emergent reasons. Birth inductions have been shown to have an increased chance of birth defects and an increased chance of malpractice. Autism has been linked to being found in almost 80 percent of birth injury cases.
Experts in Birth Injuries That May Cause Autism
The most dangerous birth injuries are those that affect the nervous system. These injuries are most commonly have noticeable effects after 24-48 hours but they can take more time to be seen. Birth injuries can happen at any time but they are more frequent in cases where an infant is extracted with forceps or a vacuum, is roughly pulled from the birth canal or is deprived of oxygen during delivery. If the infant is improperly monitored by medical professionals the chance of birth injury is greatly increased. These common medical mistakes may be the cause of autism and other attention deficits and delay disorders.
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Autism and many other brain disorders can have lifelong repercussions and expenses. If a medical professional has injured you or a loved one it is important to use a legal team of experts in malpractice, to ensure they are held liable for their actions and you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our office in the central Los Angeles 90012 area. We serve the surrounding city and other areas. Contact our office today for a free consultation at (310)896-4975.