Atlanta Birth Injury Lawyer
When you and your family are expecting a baby, you anticipate safe and medically correct care from doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. When birth injuries occur to an infant or to a mother, it can be a devastating, terrifying time. Sometimes, these personal injuries are due to accidents. Other times,medical malpractice causes these injuries.
If you, your partner, or your infant has experienced injuries during childbirth, we understand how difficult, scary, and stressful this time can be. ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC team of skilled attorneys is dedicated to recovering fair compensation for any losses you suffer due to birth injuries. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Birth Injuries
Thanks to modern medical technology, many babies born in the United States are safe and healthy. However, the most common cause of birth injuries is medical malpractice. This can occur at any time during the childbirth process, including delivery, labor, and during the pregnancy itself.
Doctors, nurses, obstetricians, and other members of the hospital staff can engage in medical malpractice.
Common causes of birth injuries due to the negligence or mistake of medical professionals include:
- Mishandling of the infant during delivery
- Not performing a required C-section quick enough or at all
- Failure to act and administer care for birth conditions, such as an unusually large baby, a baby in breach, or fetal distress
- Use of forceps or suction during delivery
- Failure of the obstetrician to monitor the mother and baby’s health prior to labor
Medical malpractice isn’t responsible for all birth injuries, however.
These injuries can happen before the mother gives birth, by:
- A car accident
- Medical devices that contain defects
- Prescribed drugs that cause an allergic reaction or contain ingredients harmful to the baby or mother
- Slips, trips, and falls on dangerous, uneven, or slippery surfaces
Common Birth Injuries
Due to advancing technologies, obstetricians catch many of the defects, conditions, and potential injuries during pregnancy. When an obstetrician catches a birth risk, he or she has a duty to ensure that the mother knows about it and the delivery team takes precautions to minimize the risk.
However, these injuries still affect many babies every year.
Some examples of common birth injuries include:
- Nerve injury and paralysis
- Cerebral palsy
- Umbilical cord strangulation
- Loss of oxygen during childbirth, leading to organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
These injuries can leave life-altering impacts on an infant, mother, and family. Many of these injuries cost thousands of dollars to treat and require your child to stay in the hospital for lengthy periods. You may need to take time off work to be with your child during this process. You and your family may additionally need to invest in lifelong care for your child.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Birth Injuries
You deserve fair compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial losses due to medical malpractice and other birth injuries. In the state of Georgia, filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover these damages and get your family back on your feet again.
Through this process, you can recover damages for:
- Lost wages, if you had to stop working due to your injuries
- Medical expenses for you, your partner, and/or your child
- Pain and suffering
Why You Need ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC on Your Side
When you, your infant, or your partner suffers from injuries during childbirth, it’s difficult to focus on anything else. You’re worried about the health of your child, the health of your spouse or your own recovery, paying medical expenses, and much more. You should not have to worry about the complicated personal injury litigation process on top of all your current stresses.
ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC is here to help. Our team of experienced birth injury attorneys will work closely with you to find optimal paths to the compensation you need to get back on your feet. We will handle the lawsuit from start to finish, so you and your family can focus on recovery.
Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation at our Atlanta offices.
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