Peachtree City Birth Injury Attorney
Overview of Birth Injuries
Thanks to advances in modern obstetrics and gynecology, American women have access to some of the finest prenatal and delivery care in the world, however, this does not preclude doctors and nurses from engaging in negligent or reckless actions during the labor and delivery process.
If you or your baby suffered undue harm as a result of medical negligence, you are urged to contact Webb & Taylor, LLC. We go above and beyond to service our medical malpractice clients, which is why we have two registered nurses on staff, and why our founding attorney is Board-Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can result from poor prenatal care, or from errors made during the labor and delivery process. While some birth injuries are relatively minor and heal over time, other birth injuries cause severe birth defects, or they result in infant death.
Whenever a medical error or medical mistake was the cause of the birth injury, the victims may have valid grounds to file a medical malpractice suit against the negligent doctor or hospital.
Common birth injuries, include:
- Erb's Palsy
- Klumpke's Palsy
- Brachial Plexus Injuries (BPI)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Mental Retardation
- Facial Paralysis
- Perinatal Asphyxia (Oxygen Deprivation)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Depending on the type and extent of the injuries, treatment for a birth injury may include emergency surgery, medication, physical therapy, special education, and ongoing, long-term treatment.
In serious cases, a perfectly healthy child's life can be forever changed after a birth injury, resulting in a reduced quality of life, exorbitant medical expenses, and round-the-clock care. Additionally, the emotional cost of dealing with the family tragedy can be substantial for the parents, child, and extended family.
Speak With a Member of Our Trusted Peachtree City and Atlanta Legal Team
If something went horribly wrong during labor or delivery, or if you suspect that your child's birth defect was a direct result of medical negligence, contact Webb & Taylor, LLC to speak with one of our experienced Peachtree City personal injury attorneys.
You and your child should not be left to suffer indefinitely because of the reckless or careless actions of a doctor, nurse, or hospital. Call our firm as soon as possible to get your pressing questions answered, and to learn about your legal options for pursuing compensation for your losses.