Labor and Delivery Injuries
Our Attorneys Explain Risks
The cause of birth injuries in Georgia can often be traced back to mistakes made by medical professionals during labor or delivery of the baby. Far too often, medical professionals make mistakes which can have catastrophic consequences.
Many of these mistakes are obvious, others are subtle. In either case, don't expect the doctor, nurse or other delivery room personnel to admit they did anything wrong. That's because many of them know that if they do, the hospital or birthing center could be held responsible for such actions.
That's why it's critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side who thoroughly understands the issues involving such cases in Georgia. That's why you need the Tyrone Law Firm, PC of Atlanta working for you.
There are many different ways pregnant women or their babies can sustain severe injuries during labor or delivery. Some of the most common causes of such injuries include:
- Delayed C-Sections
- Prolonged Labor
- Misuse of Forceps and Extractors
- Resuscitation Errors
- Medication Errors
Many other birth injuries due to complications during labor or delivery are common. And in each case, one of our experienced attorneys can work with your family to help find a way to take care of your child's needs.
Some pregnant women or fetuses are more at risk of sustaining an injury during delivery or labor. These risk factors include:
- For Women
- Preexisting medical conditions
- Mothers under 17 or over 35 years old
- Women who previously had a miscarriage
- Overweight women
- For Fetuses
- Premature birth
- Underweight fetus
- Abnormal fetal position or presentation
Whatever the risk factors, doctors need to take these situations into account when making important medical decisions. Otherwise, the health and well-being of the mother or baby could be put at risk.
Often, there are many clear warning signs that something is wrong when a pregnant woman goes into labor or during the delivery process. These can include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Elevated heart rate of the mother or baby
- Excessively slow heart rate for the mother or baby
- Longer labor than normal
In many cases, physicians need to act fast and perform an emergency cesarean section (C-section) to extract the baby from the mother as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the life of the mother or the baby could be at risk or the child could be born with a permanent, severe injury.
How We Can Help
Knowing what to do after an injury to your newborn child can be overwhelming. You want help but you're not sure where to go. You can count on us. Our Atlanta legal team has decades of experience handling some of the most complicated birth injury cases involving complications during labor or delivery in Georgia. That's why we consistently obtain sizable settlements and verdicts for families. There's no substitute for experience, no substitute for hard work.
When you have our law firm on your side, you know you can trust us to work tirelessly on your case. And since we only work with a select number of families and prepare every case for trial, your case will receive the attention it rightfully deserves. If you have any questions about your case at any time, you can simply contact us and get a straight answer right away.
We're honest and up front with every family we work with in Georgia. And we're prepared to conduct a thorough, independent investigation to determine exactly what happened during your labor or delivery. We're here for your family when you need us most. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation today.
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