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You trust your doctors, nurses and OBGYN to do what is in you and your child’s best interest during your pregnancy, labor and delivery. Unfortunately, not all health care practitioners in Atlanta use the appropriate standards of patient care. Medical negligence can result in serious birth injuries that affect an infant for life.
If your child was recently diagnosed with a birth injury, we understand the emotional ordeal that you’re going through. We are here for you and your family during this difficult time. Our Atlanta injury lawyers will work closely with you to answer your questions and seek financial compensation for a birth injury on your behalf. We will help you protect your child’s future. Call us today at (678) 504-8564.
Why Clients Choose Us
- We have been a trusted source of legal advocacy for parents and families in Atlanta since 1993. We will relentlessly pursue justice for preventable birth injuries.
- We are responsive and communicative birth injury attorneys in Atlanta who always put our clients first. You will receive individual care and attention from your lawyer.
- You won’t pay your Atlanta birth injury lawyer unless your case ends in financial compensation. That’s our No-Win, No-Fee Guarantee.
What Is a Birth Injury Lawsuit?
A birth injury lawsuit is a type of civil claim that is filed to seek financial compensation for injuries or developmental disabilities caused by medical negligence or malpractice. Medical negligence is the failure of a health care provider to use the proper amount of care when treating a patient. If a reasonably prudent doctor would have done something differently and prevented a birth injury, the parents of the injured child can file a lawsuit in Georgia.
During childbirth, for example, OBGYNs have a responsibility to properly monitor both the mother and the fetus and take emergency action if something goes wrong. If the mother needs a C-section, the surgeon has a duty to perform the procedure with due care. Failing to take the proper steps and actions before, during or shortly after a child’s birth can place liability (legal responsibility) for any related birth injuries with the physician or health care center.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
Many different types of birth injuries are commonly associated with medical malpractice. One is cerebral palsy (CP), the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in children. CP can be caused by brain damage during birth, such as a lack of oxygen to the brain or trauma from birth-assistive devices. CP is a lifelong disability that currently has no known cure. Other examples of birth injuries are:
- Broken bones, including skull fractures
- Facial nerve palsy (face paralysis)
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Bleeding in the brain
- Brain damage
Although not all birth injuries give families the right to file medical malpractice lawsuits in Georgia, many do. If your child is diagnosed with a birth injury, an attorney from Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC, can investigate your case for signs of negligence by one of your care providers. Your family may be eligible for financial compensation.
What Types of Compensation Are Available for a Birth Injury?
Obtaining financial compensation for the full extent of your family’s losses can help you pay for a birth injury, get the medical care and special education that your child needs, and plan your child’s future with greater hope and peace of mind. A successful settlement or jury verdict could pay for present and future medical expenses, therapies, medications, medical devices, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, legal fees, and more.
Contact Us Today | Free Birth Injury Case Reviews in Atlanta, GA
If your child suffered a birth injury due to the negligence or malpractice of a health care professional, your family deserves justice. You can file a birth injury lawsuit in Atlanta, Georgia with help from our attorneys. We will listen to your story and conduct a thorough review of your case to let you know if it has merit. If so, we will guide you through the claims process while offering assistance to help your child flourish. Experience the Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC, difference. Contact us today at (678) 504-8564 to request your free birth injury case review.