Causes of Birth Injury
Atlanta attorney explains common causes
Birth injuries can be heartbreaking for families. And worst of all, your child's life can be forever altered due to the careless or negligent behavior of doctors, nurses or other medical professionals.
Why do such injuries occur? What causes them? We hear these questions a lot at the Tyrone Law Firm, PC and we take them very seriously. That's because our Atlanta birth injury lawyers regularly work with families faced with such devastating events.
We have a track record of successfully representing clients in birth injury cases, including a birth injury case where we obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Gwinnett County, Georgia. We're proud of such case results and proud to help families throughout Georgia.
Why do birth injuries happen?
Birth injuries caused by negligence or reckless behavior can be complicated for many different reasons. That's because both sides often cannot agree on how the injury occurred in the first place. In many cases, medical professionals deny doing anything wrong.
We know the truth. We know that most birth injuries can be traced back to mistakes made by medical professionals. And those mistakes can be grouped into three main categories:
- Birth Injury Risk Factors - Medical professionals need to carefully monitor a mother's health during pregnancy. Often, there are warning signs. And doctors who fail to recognize such health problems often put women and their unborn children at risk. Such risk factors fall into two main categories:
- Labor & Delivery Injuries - Permanent physical injuries or mental impairments to a child can be caused by medical professionals during labor or the delivery of a newborn child.
- Neonatal Injuries - The care of a newborn child, especially during the first few moments of life, can be critical. That's why mistakes made during neonatal care can have such a devastating impact.
However your child's birth injury occurred, we can help your family. We also handle wrongful death cases involving fatal injuries to newborn children.
What sets us apart?
We leave no stone unturned when determining how a child's birth injury occurred. First and foremost, we focus on establishing the negligence of the defendant. We also prepare every case for trial. As part of that process, we focus on finding out the human story of our client. Juries respond to such stories, which can have a significant impact on the outcome of a case.
Such stories often focus on what a client has lost or perhaps will never have due to a birth injury. Their child may never function in a normal capacity. Many times, the child may suffer from severe mental retardation as well as numerous physical challenges. Our clients usually will require intensive and specialized medical care throughout their entire lifetimes.
As your attorney, it is our job to illustrate to the jury the dollar amount that will be required to meet the medical expenses of your child for the remainder of your lives. We frequently consult with many different experts to paint a picture to the jury of the difficulties you may face, including financial difficulties. We also outline what the child and the family will have to endure as they deal with the lifelong repercussions of the birth injury.
We utilize the top medical and rehabilitation experts in the field, to illustrate to the jury what your family will have to endure going forward. We also utilize Life Care Planners, whose function is to identify and describe the medical and therapeutic issues your family will have to deal with for the rest of your lives.
Life Care Planners work hand-in-hand with our expert doctors to identify all medical needs going forward, and to calculate the monetary needs for your family. Such future needs can include:
- Future medical procedures
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Specialized equipment
- Around the clock nursing care or nursing care at night
- Other specific needs for your child
Our law firm has a proven track record of dealing with such complex cases. We have the specialized knowledge and resources needed to succeed. And our track record speaks for itself. We have received recognition in the legal community for our stellar results on behalf of our clients. Find out how we can help your family. Tell us your story. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation. We are here to fight for you. We are here to help.
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