Los Angeles Birth Injury Lawyer

At Sokolove Law, our Los Angeles birth injury lawyers have decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases and holding negligent health care professionals accountable for the harm they caused.

We’ve recovered over $917 Million for the families of injured children nationwide. Find out if you may be able to seek justice on your child’s behalf through a Los Angeles birth injury lawsuit.

Why Choose Sokolove Law for Your Los Angeles Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Since 1979, Sokolove Law has fought for families impacted by birth injuries — and we’ve recovered more than $917 Million on their behalf.

Our birth injury lawyers in Los Angeles have the resources and skills needed to investigate the cause of your child’s injury and hold negligent health care professionals accountable.

There are no upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Los Angeles birth injury lawyers. We only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Additionally, we have registered nurses on staff who can listen to your story and answer any questions you may have.

You don’t have to navigate this difficult time alone. See how we may be able to help your family now for free

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Common Birth Injuries in Los Angeles, CA

A birth injury refers to a physical injury that a child suffers before, during, or shortly after delivery.

It’s estimated that 1 out of 143 babies are injured at birth each year in the United States.

Birth injuries can vary in severity, with some healing shortly after birth, and others requiring a lifetime of care.

There are many different types of birth injuries, including:

  • Cephalohematoma, when blood accumulates between the baby’s scalp and skull
  • Cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that can affect a baby’s nervous system and brain
  • Erb’s palsy, when the brachial plexus nerves near the shoulder are damaged
  • Facial nerve injuries or paralysis
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a lack of blood or oxygen to the brain
  • Injuries to the brain or brain damage
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Skull and/or bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Untreated jaundice, which can lead to kernicterus, a form of brain damage from a buildup of bilirubin

If your child suffered a birth injury, it may have been caused by a medical professional’s error or their failure to properly respond to a situation.

We can help you determine if malpractice or negligence may have occurred. Call (800) 995-1212 now to speak with our compassionate team.

Examples of Medical Malpractice & Birth Injuries

When a doctor or health care provider fails to follow accepted standards of care or makes a mistake, they can cause harm to a child, which is known as medical malpractice.

While there are different causes of birth injuries, many of these injuries are unfortunately caused by preventable medical errors.

Medical mistakes that can result in birth injuries include not:

  • Accurately interpreting X-rays
  • Performing a necessary C-section
  • Properly monitoring the baby during labor and delivery
  • Responding to signs of fetal distress
  • Using medical instruments like forceps or vacuum extractors correctly during delivery

At Sokolove Law, we have a team of registered nurses on staff with decades of labor and delivery experience. They can help parents understand if medical malpractice or negligence may be responsible for their child’s condition.

Kristin Proctor, Registered Nurse with Sokolove Law

“What I’ve learned from working in the hospital is what is supposed to happen during a normal delivery. It helps me spot the red flags or situations that could potentially cause an injury to a child or mother.”
– Kristin Proctor, Registered Nurse with Sokolove Law

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  • Determine if malpractice took place
  • Find out about treatment options
  • See if you qualify for compensation
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How a Birth Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles Can Help

As a national birth injury law firm, Sokolove Law has decades of experience helping parents across the country pursue compensation for their child’s birth injuries.

If you have a case, our lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your family.

Our birth injury attorneys in Los Angeles can:

  • Determine if you may be able to take legal action during a free case review
  • Investigate your child’s injury and gather evidence to prove it could have been prevented
  • File your Los Angeles birth injury lawsuit within any state-specific deadlines
  • Negotiate a birth injury settlement with the defendants
  • Fight on your behalf in court before a judge and jury if a settlement isn’t reached

Working with an experienced Los Angeles birth injury attorney can help level the playing field against the hospitals, insurance companies, and doctors that may be standing between you and the justice your child deserves.

Let us handle the legal legwork for you and pursue compensation for your child’s care. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started.

Our Past Los Angeles Birth Injury Settlements

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $917 Million in birth injury compensation for families across the country, including those in Los Angeles.

Our past birth injury settlements and verdicts in Los Angeles include:

  • $5.45 Million to a child with cerebral palsy from meconium aspiration and a delayed C-section
  • $5.25 Million for a child with cerebral palsy
  • $4.9 Million for a family affected by CP malpractice
  • $3.95 Million for a woman whose daughter suffered a brain injury at birth from lack of oxygen due to a delayed C-section
  • $3.75 Million for a family impacted by birth injuries
  • $3.45 Million for a child with CP from an injury at birth

Settlement and verdict amounts are determined by various factors, including the severity of a child’s birth injury, current and future medical expenses, and other related expenses.

“After a traumatic birth, our daughter faces numerous issues, and I can't work as I need to care for her. Sokolove Law stepped in and helped us fight for justice. With their help, we can breathe a little easier, knowing our daughter's needs will be met.”
– Sokolove Law Birth Injury Client

While there's no guarantee of compensation from a lawsuit, our Los Angeles birth injury lawyers will fight for the most compensation possible in your case.

Let Our Birth Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles Fight for Your Family

At Sokolove Law, we know the confusion and hardship that can follow an unexpected injury, particularly when it’s your child who’s been hurt.

Every Los Angeles birth injury attorney on our team has the resources and skills necessary to stand up for your family and pursue the compensation your child deserves.

Our birth injury attorneys in Los Angeles have: 

  • Over 45 years of experience
  • A proven track record of success, with over $917 Million in birth injury results
  • Registered nurses on staff who can answer any questions you may have
  • No costs for legal services unless we secure compensation for you

Your family matters to us, and we are here to fight on your behalf. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form for a free case review.

Our California Office Location

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San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles Birth Injury Attorney FAQs

What is the average payout for a birth injury?

The average birth injury payout is nearly $1 Million, according to The Doctors Company.

Many of our birth injury cases have resulted in families receiving millions of dollars, which can help pay for therapy, medicine, surgery, home accommodations, and other expenses.

Various factors can determine the value of a potential birth injury payout, though there’s never a guarantee of success.

Who can a Los Angeles birth injury attorney help?

A Los Angeles birth injury attorney may be able to help you if:

  • Your child suffered an injury before, during, or shortly after being born
  • Their injury was the result of a preventable medical error

Find out if you have a case now for free by calling (800) 995-1212 now.

How much does a birth injury attorney in Los Angeles charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Los Angeles birth injury attorneys.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if our Los Angeles birth injury attorneys can help your family.

What are birth injuries due to negligence?

Birth injuries due to negligence are preventable injuries caused by a medical professional’s mistake.

Los Angeles birth injuries that may be caused by medical negligence or malpractice include:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain injuries
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Facial nerve injury or paralysis
  • Fetal distress or lack of oxygen in the brain
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Injuries related to the use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Jaundice and kernicterus
  • Nerve damage
  • Skull fractures or bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stillbirths and death
  • Umbilical cord strangulation

Call (800) 995-1212 now for free help determining if negligence or malpractice may have played a role in your child's injury.

What is the statute of limitations on birth injuries in California?

You only have a limited amount of time to file a Los Angeles birth injury lawsuit due to state laws known as the statute of limitations, depending on when you discovered your child’s injury.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to sue for a birth injury again.

Get started now before it’s too late. Fill out our contact form for a free legal case review.

Sokolove Law Affiliations & Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • California State Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Areas We Serve

Our California birth injury lawyers can help children and families across the state, including in:

  • Anaheim
  • Bakersfield
  • Bell Gardens
  • Chu
  • El Segundo
  • Encino
  • Fontana
  • Fresno
  • Hawthorne
  • Hesperia
  • La Puente
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Norwalk
  • Novato
  • Oakland
  • Oxnard
  • Pacoima
  • Palmdale
  • Pittsburg
  • Rialto
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Santa Ana
  • South Gate
  • Sylmar
  • Westminster
  • And more

Los Angeles Neighborhoods We Serve

  • Adams-Normandie
  • Arlington Heights
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Boyle Heights
  • Broadway-Manchester
  • Central-Alameda
  • Cudahy
  • East Compton
  • East Hollywood
  • East Los Angeles
  • Echo Park
  • Exposition Park
  • Florence
  • Florence-Firestone
  • Harvard Heights
  • Harvard Park
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Hawthorne
  • Highland Park
  • Historic South-Central
  • Hollywood
  • Huntington Park
  • Jefferson Park
  • Koreatown
  • Larchmont
  • Lawndale
  • Lennox
  • Los Feliz
  • Lynwood
  • Maywood
  • Mid-City
  • Mid-Wilshire
  • Palms
  • Panorama City
  • Pico-Robertson
  • Pico-Union
  • South Park
  • South San Jose Hills
  • University Park
  • Vermont Knolls
  • Vermont Square
  • Vermont Vista
  • Vermont-Slauson
  • Walnut Park
  • Watts
  • West Adams
  • West Hollywood
  • Westlake
  • Westmont

Los Angeles Zip Codes We Serve

  • 90001
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  • 90004
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List of Los Angeles Hospitals and Their Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a letter grade that scores hospitals based on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

When compared to an A-rated hospital, your chance of dying increases by 35% in a B-rated hospital and 88% in a C-rated hospital. This research was conducted at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

  • Adventist Health White Memorial
    1720 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • California Hospital Medical Center
    1401 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital
    4060 Whittier Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90023
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
    1300 N. Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
    4867 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Keck Hospital of USC
    1500 San Pablo Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Los Angeles Community Hospital
    4081 E. Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90023
    Hospital Safety Grade: D
  • Los Angeles General Medical Center
    2051 Marengo Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
    1680 East 120th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90059
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital
    1225 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Southern California Hospital at Hollywood
    6245 De Longpré Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Hospital Safety Grade: D
  • University of California Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    757 Westwood Plaza
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Hospital Safety Grade: A

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  1. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. “How Safe is Your Hospital?” Retrieved from: https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/search?findBy=city&zip_code=&city=Los+Angeles&state_prov=CA&hospital=. Accessed on November 7, 2023.
  2. The Doctors Company. “​​Study of Malpractice Claims Involving Children.” Retrieved from: https://www.thedoctors.com/articles/study-of-malpractice-claims-involving-children/. Accessed on November 9, 2023.