Have you or your child suffered a birth injury because of negligent natal care? If so, contact Kaufman Law immediately for a free initial case evaluation with a compassionate, dedicated birth injury lawyer serving Roswell, Georgia. You and your family deserve justice, and we want to help you get it—and at no upfront cost to you.

Why Choose a Birth Injury Attorney from Kaufman Law?

If you or your child have suffered a life-altering birth injury, hiring the right personal injury lawyer can give your family peace of mind, knowing you have someone fighting for your family’s interest. For over 45 years, our firm has advocated for families in Roswell and across Georgia who have chosen us because of our:

  • Experience: Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience, which gives us the knowledge and insight to tackle the most complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
  • Dedicated service: Our team offers around-the-clock access to support you during your recovery. We offer bilingual consultations and can meet at your home or in the hospital—wherever and whenever is convenient for you.
  • Track record: Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients like you, which reflects our willingness to fight as hard as necessary to secure the best possible result.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

A “birth injury” includes any trauma or complications suffered by an infant or mother during or immediately after delivery, typically due to negligent actions by healthcare personnel. Common examples of birth injuries suffered by children include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Shoulder dystocia/brachial palsy
  • Facial nerve injuries

Examples of birth injuries suffered by mothers include:

  • Perineal tears
  • Nerve damage
  • Obstetric fistula
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Uterine rupture
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Causes of Birth Injuries

Many birth injuries occur due to careless or reckless actions or decisions by doctors, midwives, and other medical professionals attending a delivery. Some of the most common causes of birth injuries include:

  • Improper use of delivery assisting tools, such as forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Failure to recommend cesarean section despite the presence of risk factors for complications
  • Failure to monitor the child’s or mother’s condition during delivery
  • Failure to identify potential complications, such as large fetal size
  • Failure to prepare for complications
  • Failure to respond to signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to respond to complications during delivery or maternal exhaustion

Who Can You Hold Liable for a Birth Injury?

Any healthcare professional involved in obstetrics care or labor & delivery may bear responsibility for causing a birth injury. Depending on what happened, you could hold the following parties liable for your or your child’s birth injury:

  • OB/GYNs
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare clinics and facilities

Compensation You Can Recover for a Birth Injury

A birth injury lawyer serving Roswell can help your family pursue compensation for the following losses:

  • Costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation, including hospitalization, surgeries, prescriptions, and therapy
  • Costs of long-term care, including home health services, special education services, or home renovations to install disability accommodations
  • Loss of wages/income for the time you or your spouse takes off work to recover from a birth injury
  • Loss of future earning potential due to prolonged or permanent disabilities
  • Physical pain and anguish.
  • Emotional trauma or distress
  • Loss of quality of life due to permanent disfigurement, physical disabilities, or loss of fertility caused by birth injuries

How Long Do You Have to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

In Georgia, the statute of limitations typically requires your family to file your birth injury within two years of the date that the injury occurred. However, for birth injuries to children, the statute of limitations gives your family seven years to file a lawsuit. You can best protect your family’s rights and options by speaking with a birth injury attorney from Kaufman Law as soon as possible. We can review your case to determine when to file your family’s case and preserve your options for financial recovery.

How Can an Attorney Help You Pursue a Birth Injury Claim?

After a birth injury, you deserve to focus your time and effort on your medical treatment and rehabilitation. Hiring experienced legal representation can give your family the freedom to devote your effort to healing. A medical malpractice attorney from Kaufman Law can help you pursue the compensation and justice your family deserves by:

  • Thoroughly investigating your case to recover evidence we can use to support your right to compensation, including medical records, witness statements, staffing records, and expert testimony
  • Documenting your family’s ongoing and future losses or expenses so that we pursue maximum financial recovery for you
  • Identifying all liable parties and evaluating your options for seeking compensation
  • Pursuing the financial relief and justice your family deserves through an out-of-court settlement, or if necessary, by taking your case to trial

Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer Today

If you or your child have suffered a birth injury due to your healthcare provider’s negligence, get the legal assistance you need to demand financial recovery and justice. Contact Kaufman Law today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a birth injury attorney serving Roswell to discuss your family’s legal options.

Directions to Our Atlanta Office

We have an office conveniently located at 12 Beck St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. To get to our office:

From the North:

  1. Take I-75 S toward Atlanta.
  2. Merge onto I-85 S.
  3. Take exit 249C for Williams St toward World Congress Center.
  4. Merge onto Williams St NW.
  5. Turn right onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW.
  6. Turn left onto Beck Street NW.
  7. The destination will be on your right.

From the South:

  1. Take I-75 N/I-85 N toward Atlanta.
  2. Use the right two lanes to take exit 246 for Central Ave toward Fulton St.
  3. Turn left onto Central Ave SW.
  4. Turn right onto Memorial Dr SW.
  5. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Capitol Ave SE.
  6. Continue onto Piedmont Ave SE.
  7. Turn left onto John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE.
  8. Turn right onto Peachtree St NE.
  9. Turn left onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW.
  10. Turn right onto Beck Street NW.
  11. The destination will be on your right.

From the East:

  1. Take I-20 W toward Atlanta.
  2. Use the right two lanes to take exit 57 for I-75 N/I-85 N toward Chattanooga/Greenville.
  3. Keep left and follow signs for I-75 N/I-85 N.
  4. Merge onto I-75 N/I-85 N.
  5. Use the right two lanes to take exit 249C for Williams St toward World Congress Center.
  6. Merge onto Williams St NW.
  7. Turn right onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW.
  8. Turn left onto Beck Street NW.
  9. The destination will be on your right.

From the West:

  1. Take I-20 E toward Atlanta.
  2. Use the right two lanes to take exit 57 for I-75 N/I-85 N toward Chattanooga/Greenville.
  3. Keep left and follow signs for I-75 N/I-85 N.
  4. Merge onto I-75 N/I-85 N.
  5. Use the right two lanes to take exit 249C for Williams St toward World Congress Center.
  6. Merge onto Williams St NW.
  7. Turn right onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW.
  8. Turn left onto Beck Street NW.
  9. The destination will be on your right.
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