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The birth of a child should be a moment to celebrate for families. That's why birth injuries can be so devastating for parents. Instead of holding your newborn child in your arms, you may be faced with life or death decisions about what to do with your infant.
And even when medical professionals act fast, there's often only so much they can do to address your child's birth injury. In many cases, birth injuries turn to be life-long medical conditions that require extensive care and treatment.
Knowing what to do if your child's born with a birth injury can be overwhelming. That's why we want to help. At the Tyrone Law Firm, PC, our experienced Atlanta birth injury lawyers have years of experience handling such complicated cases throughout Georgia. We know what evidence to look for and what steps need to be taken to address your family's needs.
Common Birth Injuries
There are many different types of birth injuries. Some of the most common - and the most severe - ones include:
- Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Seizures and Epilepsy
- Developmental Delays
- Brachial Plexus Injury/ Shoulder Dystocia
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Facial Paralysis
- Birth-Related Infections
- Birth Trauma
This list represents just a sampling of the different types of birth injuries children often sustain before, during or after delivery. If you child suffers from any of these injuries or another type of birth injury, we strongly urge you to contact our law firm to discuss all your legal options.
There are many warning signs that your child sustained a serious birth injury. Sometimes, the warning signs can be subtle, including not being able to hold up their head (Cerebral Palsy) or not blinking (Bell's Palsy or Facial Paralysis).
Other times, birth injury symptoms are more severe. These can include paralysis (spinal cord injury), seizures (brain injury) or limited movement on one shoulder (Brachial Plexus Injury/Shoulder Dystocia).
When doctors ignore such warning signs or misdiagnose them, the consequences can be devastating. That's why it's important that your doctor knows what to look for and how to properly treat your child in a timely manner. Otherwise, your child's medical condition could get even worse.
In many cases, birth injuries are due to mistakes made by medical professionals. Sometimes, they misdiagnose what's wrong with the child. As a result, doctors perform the wrong medical procedure or don't provide any treatment at all.
This is especially true when it comes to birth injuries caused by problems during labor or delivery of a child. In many cases, birth injuries could have been avoided if the doctor had performed a cesarean section (C-section) instead of a difficult vaginal delivery.
Another common cause of birth injuries is delay of treatment. Instead of taking immediate action to correct medical issues (infections, reduced oxygen supply to baby, etc.) that arise with the mother during pregnancy or with the newborn soon after birth, some doctors wait too long to treat such issues.
Even though medical professionals often make mistakes which result in serious birth injuries, most physicians will not readily admit they did anything wrong. As a result, families with children with birth injuries often cannot obtain the financial compensation they need from the physician, the hospital or the insurance companies that cover them.
That's why it's critical that parents of children with birth injuries speak with an attorney as soon as possible about all their legal options. We can help you get the compensation you need to pay for long-term care and services for your child. Insurance companies are rarely willing to pay out this much, and legal action is often needed. That's why we prepare every case for trial.
You don't have to do this alone. We want to meet with you. At the Tyrone Law Firm, PC, our legal team has extensive experience successfully obtaining settlements and verdicts for birth injury victims and their families. That's because we focus exclusively on birth injury cases. We know what evidence matters and what it takes to find the facts.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your child first. Contact us and tell us your story.
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