NICU Injury Attorney Atlanta, GA
A law firm that will fight for your child’s rights
If your baby was born prematurely or with a birth injury, care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may have been needed. When medical providers in the NICU follow standards of care, most newborns grow, develop and recover without long-term damage.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Mistakes made in the NICU can cause serious injuries to these fragile, newborn babies. When they do, a NICU injury attorney at Tyrone Law Firm, PC can help your family demand the justice you deserve.
Common causes of NICU injuries
Babies often go to the NICU because they are born prematurely and cannot yet breathe unassisted, or because they have injuries or illnesses that require intensive care. Here are a few common errors that NICU medical providers make which result in serious injuries:
- Resuscitation errors
- Breathing assistance errors
- Mismanagement of brain bleeds
- Poorly treated infections
- Mishandled hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Failure to treat seizures
- Mishandled jaundice
- Improperly treated hypoglycemia
Medical providers who work in the NICU have extensive training to handle these medical problems appropriately. No one expects doctors and nurses to be perfect or to plan for every imaginable occurrence. But we do expect them to follow standards of care. Nowhere is that more important when caring for vulnerable children in the NICU.
If your child was injured in the NICU, we can help
Unfortunately, many NICU injuries cause damage that will never truly heal. Some babies come out of the NICU with cerebral palsy, epilepsy or other serious medical conditions because of mistakes made by doctors and nurses. If that’s what happened to your child, you have recourse under Georgia law. We can help.
Our attorneys can pore over documents, retain experts and find out what happened to your child. We’ll help you understand your legal options, which may include settling with the hospital or taking them to court. If the hospital’s negligence caused your child’s injury, they should be responsible for his or her long-term care, which can quickly add up to thousands or even millions of dollars.
But these cases are about more than just money. These cases send a strong message that such unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated. Your actions may also help prevent other children in Georgia and beyond from being harmed in a similar manner.
If your child came out of the NICU with a permanent injury, we would be honored to meet with you and discuss your legal options. Schedule your free consultation with a Georgia NICU injury attorney.