Preventable birth injuries affect approximately 28,000 innocent babies each year. Depending on the severity of a birth injury, extensive medical care and rehabilitative care may be required, which can cause a great deal of financial strain in addition to the emotional pain affected families already face.
Preventable birth injuries often result from:
- Improper use of birth-assisting tools such as forceps or vacuum extractors
- Failure to recognize and/or monitor signs of fetal distress
- Failure to order a medically-necessary Cesarean section
- Pulling on the baby too forcefully during a difficult delivery
- Improper use of Pitocin
If your child suffered an injury at birth due to a mistake made by a physician, nurse, or hospital, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, physical rehabilitation, home care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Kaufman Law, P.C., our Atlanta birth injury attorneys work diligently to obtain maximum compensation for injured children and their families. When you entrust us with your case, we can begin by carefully investigating all the details of your birth injury case in order to determine if medical malpractice occurred during labor. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers can then help you file a claim against the responsible practitioner or facility.
Do I Have a Birth Injury Case?
It is important to understand the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury. Often confused because they may present similar signs and symptoms, the key difference is that one is the result of a preventable mistake (malpractice), while the other is not. If you are unsure of whether you have a viable birth injury case, we advise you to get in touch with our firm to speak with an Atlanta birth injury lawyer. We can help you determine if a medical mistake or systemic hospital error contributed to or caused your child’s injury and take steps to hold them accountable.
Examples of birth injuries
- Brachial palsy injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Brain injuries
- Caput succedaneum
- Perinatal asphyxia
Need More Information about Birth Injury?
Taking legal action for a birth injury can lead to various questions and concerns. We are here to give you the information and resources you need to feel peace of mind before moving forward with your birth injury case. As our client, you can feel confident knowing that we will remain at your side and take care of all the details. Let us put our more than 100 years of combined experience to work for you.
Contact us today to discuss how to begin taking legal action.