Nothing is more heartbreaking than a family whose life has been forever altered due to the occurrence of a severe birth injury in their newborn. A birth injury is a devastating event for both the child and the family. Here at the Tyrone Law Firm, we specialize in cases as medically complex as birth injury. We have a track record of representing clients in birth injury cases successfully, including a recent birth injury case where we obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Birth injury is defined as any damage sustained by the infant during the course of childbirth. In most instances the birth injury occurs as the infant passes through the birth canal. Minor bruising during the childbirth process is not out of the ordinary; however, sometimes the infant may experience injuries of a more severe nature due to an error on the part of medical personnel.
Some of the more common results of a birth injury are:
- brain injuries
- broken bones
- Erb’s Palsy (a nerve injury)
- spinal injuries
- oxygen deprivation
- mental retardation
- Cerebral palsy.
The infant may recover quickly and with no permanent damage if the birth injury is mild; however, if the birth injury is more severe the child will in most cases be affected for the rest of their life. More severe birth injuries can result in permanent physical disabilities, mental retardation and a diminished quality of life for the child, and in some cases even shortened life expectancy.
The Tyrone law Firm specializes in birth injury cases. As experienced and knowledgeable birth injury lawyers in Atlanta, we represent families whose life has suffered due to an occurrence of a severe injury to their newborn.
The first thing that our Atlanta birth injury attorney must establish in a birth injury case is the negligence of the Defendant. With our experience over the years of representing birth injury clients, we have learned that the jury is impacted greatly by hearing the human story of our client; what the impact has been on the family, and the story of what the client has lost or perhaps will never have due to the birth injury. Their child will never function in a normal capacity. Many times the child may suffer from severe mental retardation as well as numerous physical challenges. They most likely will require intensive and specialized medical care throughout their entire lifetime. As your Atlanta birth injury lawyer, it is our job as your personal injury firm to illustrate to the jury the dollar amount that will be required in order to meet the medical expenses of the child for the remainder of their lives. We utilize experts of many different types to paint a picture to the jury of the many difficulties, including financial difficulties, that 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 the 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 that the client will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. The Life Care Planner works hand-in-hand with our expert doctors in the case, to identify all medical needs going forward, and to calculate the monetary needs that the client will have. Whether it be future medical procedures, around the clock nursing care or nursing care at night; whatever the specific needs of the child, the cost is included in the calculations provided by the Life Care Planner.
Here at the Tyrone Law Firm, we have a proven track record of dealing with complex personal injury cases such as birth injury. We have the specialized knowledge and resources that are required to handle a case as complex as a birth injury.
Our track record speaks for itself. We have received recognition in the legal community for our stellar results on behalf of our personal injury clients. If your child has suffered a birth injury as a result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or other medical personnel, contact our birth injury attorney in Atlanta today. We are here to fight for you. We are here to help.