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GEORGIA CHILDBIRTH INJURY LAW FIRM
Childbirth injuries can challenge a family. Parents may struggle to meet their child’s needs for time, care, and medical attention. They may also feel a deep sense of unfairness at their child’s suffering. Birth injury lawyers help parents address the issues they face due to their child’s birth injury. A childbirth injury lawyer helps parents understand their legal options for pursuing compensation and justice from those responsible for their child’s injuries. To discuss your child’s birth injury and the compensation to which Georgia law may entitle you, contact Tyrone Law to schedule a free consultation. Tyrone Law is the only firm in Georgia to focus solely on birth injury law. Our birth injury attorneys use their vast experience with these cases to help parents find answers to the legal and financial challenges they and their children face. Below, you can learn about birth injuries and the process for securing compensation for their lifelong effects on your child.
Childbirth injuries can result from many conditions, including:
Delayed/Missed Opportunity for C-Section or Vacuum Delivery:
Mothers who are in labor at a hospital will have a monitoring strap around their abdomen that traces both the unborn babies’ heart rate and the mother’s contractions. The sensors in the strap send their data to a monitor available to anyone at bedside and also available in the “central” monitoring room at the nurse’s station and, sometimes, available to doctors in their offices or on their phones. The monitoring accomplished by this machine is called “Electronic Fetal Monitoring” (EFM). Obstetric clinicians (both doctors and nurses) are trained to evaluate the tracing of the baby's heart rate – and how it is responding to the mother’s contractions – in order to evaluate how the unborn baby is doing. Put another way, all Obstetric clinicians are trained to understand when the “EFM'' tracing demonstrates that the unborn baby is getting sufficient oxygen – or whether they are oxygen deprived. The failure to “call” for a C-Section or Vacuum delivery (or the delay in calling for these) when the EFM shows a pattern that the baby is oxygen deprived, can be negligent. When unborn babies are oxygen deprived every minute counts.
Many factors can contribute to childbirth brain injuries. Some fall within a physician’s control, and some do not. But sometimes, a physician can plan to avoid the conditions that can cause a birth injury or act quickly when birth complications arise to minimize their effects. To prove that a healthcare provider bears liability for childbirth injuries, birth injury attorneys must show that the healthcare provider failed to exercise reasonable care in providing your services. Doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other medical professionals must meet the professional standard of care that other professionals would provide in the same circumstances. Liability for childbirth injuries usually results from three types of medical errors:
Birth injury law is a niche practice within medical malpractice law. When dealing with birth injuries, you need a lawyer who understands the needs your child will have for the rest of their life. The damages your child needs to assure their financial security include: