An injury suffered by a child during labor and delivery can be devastating to both child and parents. Medical costs to treat birth injuries can be staggering. In certain situations birth injuries are the result of carelessness by the physician or medical professional presiding over the labor and delivery of the child.
If a medical doctor, nurse or hospital is in some way negligent during the labor and delivery process this may give cause for a birth injury lawsuit. A birth injury lawsuit is a type of medical malpractice claim.
If your child has sustained injuries during birth you should seek experienced legal counsel to review the specific facts and circumstances surrounding your child's injury. A birth injury lawyer can help determine if the injuries sustained by your child are the result of medical negligence. If medical negligence can be establish your attorney can assist you in seeking compensation to help ease the financial burden of a life time of care. At Morgan & Morgan our attorneys are experienced in handling Atlanta birth injury cases. We have recovered over $60 million for the families of injured infants.
Parents of injured infants may be able to recoup monetary damages for current and future medical costs as well as pain and suffering. Morgan & Morgan birth injury attorneys pride themselves on being compassionate and understanding. We recognize how difficult this situation can be and will work to protect your family future.
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In any birth injury case the first concern should be that the infant receives appropriate and timely medical treatment. When Morgan & Morgan is retained in a birth injury case we conduct an extensive investigation. This includes reviewing medical records and a variety of other factors related to the birth process. We will retain medical experts to provide information and their expert medical opinion to try and determine how the injury occurred. We will also interact with any insurance companies that may insure the doctor or hospital.
Once the investigation is complete and we believe that medical negligence caused the injury we may recommend immediately proceeding with a lawsuit. At the same time we may reach out to the negligent party with a demand package. This is a letter that outlines the facts and circumstances surrounding the injury. It details why we believe the actions of the doctor or hospital were negligent. This letter will provide facts about the injury and its aftermath, such as medical treatment, long-term injuries, and the current prognosis, as well as any monetary damage incurred, such as medical bills. In discussions following this letter we will demand a certain amount of money to settle the case.
If after reviewing this package a fair and reasonable settlement can be reached the case will end. However, if a settlement cannot be reached then our attorneys will continue with the medical malpractice lawsuit. At Morgan & Morgan we prepare every case as though it will go to trial.
The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan handle a wide variety of birth injury cases. Certain types of injuries are more common than others. The following are some of the most common injuries:
Forceps Delivery: Sometimes during childbirth an infant has trouble passing through the birth canal. Doctors or other medical professionals may use forceps to assist in the delivery of the child. Excessive force used with forceps, can lead to debilitating injuries such as Erb's palsy, or even death.
Vacuum Extractions: Similar to forceps, vacuums are used when the baby has difficulty passing through the birth canal. Vacuums can latch on to an infant's skull or shoulder to help guide it through the birth canal. Improper use of a vacuum can lead to serious injury or death.
Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disease that affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills. It can be caused by a number of factors including low birth weight, premature birth, infertility treatments, birth complications, lack of oxygen or a head injury occurring during or shortly after labor and delivery.
If your child has suffered an injury at birth and you believe it may be the result of medical negligence or medical malpractice one of our Atlanta birth injury attorneys will provide you with a free no obligation consultation to review your potential claim.
If your infant was injured during birth, you should seek out the advice of a lawyer immediately. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the hospital and medical officials involved with the delivery of your child. You may be able to recoup damages for any medical bills or pain and suffering resulting from the birth injury. Hiring an experienced Atlanta birth injury attorney is the first step toward easing the financial burden caused by the injury to your new loved one. Morgan & Morgan's medical malpractice lawyers realize the time following a birth injury can be difficult and painful, and will work tirelessly to ensure that your family is properly compensated. Fill out our free, no-obligation case review form to see if you are eligible to file a claim.
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