NICU Errors And Malpractice Claims
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is charged with providing care to ill or premature newborns. Such infants are fragile and vulnerable to infections, disease and other problems and must be carefully monitored around the clock. Negligence on the part of NICU staff members can result in severe medical conditions and even wrongful death.
At the Burchett Law Firm, I handle a broad range of medical negligence cases, including those arising from birth injuries and injuries suffered during neonatal care and treatment. With more than 30 years of experience, I am a strong advocate for California families that have suffered losses due to negligent newborn care.
Medical Negligence In The NICU
There are many reasons for admitting a newborn to NICU care, including birth asphyxia, a lack of oxygen to the brain that can result in seizures, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and cerebral palsy. Some newborns require neonatal treatment for breathing problems, developmental delays and infections.
Common causes of NICU injuries include:
- Failure to treat infections
- Ventilation errors
- Medication errors
- Feeding tube errors
- Failure to treat seizures
As an experienced medical malpractice attorney, I know how to thoroughly investigate NICU injuries. I work tenaciously to identify the causes of infant injuries and deaths and to identify liable parties.
Contact My Law Office For Strong Legal Representation
If your infant has suffered an injury due to malpractice in the neonatal intensive care unit, I am here for you. Contact my office today online or by telephone at 619-450-2436 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced medical negligence lawyer in San Diego, California.