Our Lawyers Explain Risk Factors
When a pregnant woman goes into labor, doctors need to carefully monitor the mother's health to make sure there are no complications which could affect her or her baby. And right near the top of the list of things they need to monitor is how long the mother is in labor.
Women who experience a prolonged labor face serious risks to the health of their baby. That's why, when there is prolonged labor and signs the newborn baby is not handling the labor well, competent doctors will deliver by C-section.
Unfortunately, other doctors ignore these warning signs. As a result, many mothers and their child sustain serious injuries. That's why prolonged labor is considered one of the most serious risk factors for labor and delivery injuries.
For the unborn baby, prolonged labor can have serious, life-long consequences, often due to reduced oxygen levels to the baby. Low oxygen levels (for even a few minutes) are often associated with many, serious birth injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
If you believe your child's birth injury may have been caused by prolonged labor, make sure you take strong legal action to protect your rights. Make sure you contact the Tyrone Law Firm, PC.
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Medical professionals often disagree over what constitutes a prolonged labor. As a result, doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies will rarely admit they did anything wrong if you or a loved one were in labor much longer than normal and your child sustained a permanent injury.
Our Atlanta birth injury law firm knows how to hold medical professionals accountable for their actions. That's why we consistently obtain sizable settlements and verdicts for families throughout Georgia. We know what facts to look for and how to combine such information into a strong legal case.
The sooner we can meet with you, the sooner we can get straight to work on your case. And since we only work with a select number of clients, we can devote our attention to thoroughly researching your case. Find out how we can help your family. Tell us your story. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation today.
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