Serving Clients in Sandy Springs and Atlanta
Nothing can compare to the joy and excitement you feel when you bring a newborn baby into the world. However, this joy can easily turn to tragedy if a medical error results in an injury to your baby. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals have an obligation to provide medical care that meets the high standards established by the profession. When they fail to do so and an injury to your child occurs, the negligent healthcare professionals can be held accountable in a medical malpractice claim.
Sandy Springs birth injury lawyer Laurie S. Robbins will protect your rights in this time of need. We have helped many families receive the compensation they deserve when their child has suffered a birth injury. We will fight aggressively to ensure your child obtains the necessary resources to receive the proper care after this tragic event.
What is a Birth Injury?
Birth injuries are caused by something that goes wrong during labor and delivery. These generally occur when a doctor fails to adequately respond to conditions and complications during a woman’s pregnancy or delivery, or when a woman takes a prescription drug during pregnancy that causes harm to the baby.
Unfortunately, injuries made by medical professionals during childbirth can have disastrous effects. Lifelong paralysis, brain injury, and even wrongful death may happen if a doctor does not provide adequate medical care to the patient. Some birth injuries that may occur due to substandard care are:
- Bone fractures
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Brain damage
- Internal bleeding
- Injury due to forceps
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brachial Plexus
Proving Fault in a Birth Injury Case
In order to win a birth injury case, you must prove that the injury was actually the result of a medical provider’s negligence and not a birth defect that would have occurred under any circumstances. At Robbins Law, PC, we work with expert medical witnesses who will review the facts of your case. If they determine that the injury was a result of substandard care or advice during your pregnancy or delivery, they will testify before the jury in your case.
Damages in a Birth Injury Case
If the birth injury lawsuit is successful, damages awarded will typically go to the child, sometimes in the form of a trust administered by the parents. Parents may also be eligible to receive compensation for emotional distress. Your birth injury attorney will advise you on the details of your individual case.
If you believe your child has suffered a birth injury in Sandy Springs, Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, please contact our experienced birth injury lawyer today to schedule your free initial consultation.