Were you or your child injured during childbirth? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
Our children are one of the most important parts of our lives. We begin caring for them before they are born and are protective of them from the beginning. The majority of births occur without problems arising, but sometimes there can be complications and if they are not handled properly by the treating physician they can result in devastating injuries to our children.
A birth injury is broadly defined as damage to either the mother or the child during the birthing process. The majority of these injuries occur as the child passes through the birth canal, and many infants suffer minor trauma during a typical birth. Some bruising is relatively normal, as passage through the birth canal is difficult.
However, sometimes the child may suffer more serious injuries such as nerve damage or muscle damage, caused by an error on the part of the doctor or other medical personnel. If your newborn suffered serious injury during labor and delivery and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia or brain damage as a result, our attorneys at The Bennett Law Group can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve and may need as you attempt to deal with the inevitable problems that will arise as your child matures.
If either you or your child has been injured during birth and you would like to consult with an attorney, please contact usat your earliest convenience. We have achieved significant results on behalf of previous clients in handling birth injury cases.
Here are some testimonials from satisfied clients we have represented in the past.
In other types of medical malpractice cases, damages are only awarded to the injured party. However, an injury that occurs during the childbirth process is extremely traumatic to the parents as well as to the newborn child. Therefore, in certain cases, the parents of the child are also entitled to recover damages where medical malpractice has resulted in injuries during the birth process.
Doctors, nurses, and other labor and delivery personnel are obligated to provide safe and error-free treatment and a standard level of care to their patients. When an error is made and either the mother or the child is hurt during delivery, the medical professionals can and should be held accountable. In some cases the child may be mentally retarded due to oxygen deprivation during birth. In some extreme cases, unfortunately, the child or the mother may die. If the child dies during childbirth, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed.
When filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you should know that the medical practitioner who is being sued may not admit fault readily. In fact, they probably will not. They may claim that the injury was a birth defect rather than an injury caused by their negligence, or they may claim that it was a pre-existing condition in the genetics of the mother or the family.
This is why you need the Bennett Law Group on your side. Birth injury cases are complex and you need an attorney on your side who is experienced in dealing with the intricacies of medical malpractice as the law applies in Georgia. Our experienced trial lawyers have obtained substantial settlements and verdicts in birth injury cases. If either you or your child has been injured during birth, please contact us online or give us a call to discuss your case. We will be happy to sit down with you and discuss your situation free of charge, and advise you of your alternatives. You can reach us at 404-541.9330. Call us today.