Few events in life are as overwhelming and painful as having an infant injured due to the negligence of doctors or other healthcare providers at or prior to your child’s birth. Sometimes those injuries heal, but in other cases a newborn may suffer brain or spinal injuries, oxygen deprivation, and other severe injuries that may leave lasting, even permanent, disabilities. Common birth injuries include, but are not limited to: cerebral palsy; hypoxia; brain ischemia or hemorrhage; infections (in the mother and/or the child) that are not properly prevented, detected, monitored, or treated; prolapsed umbilical cords; brachial plexus (including Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy); shoulder dystocia; and fractured or broken bones.
Birth-injury lawsuits are among the most complex types of cases. Parks, Chesin & Walbert lawyers have years of experience representing families in connection with these cases. Indeed, our Georgia birth injury attorneys have handled cases that made groundbreaking law, such as a recent case in which the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision in Kesterson v. Jarrett, 297 Ga. 386 (2012). In that case, the Court reversed the rulings of the lower courts that had excluded our client – an injured child who was so badly hurt she could not testify – from the jury’s view. The Supreme Court argument can be watched here.
Our lawyers handle birth injury and other personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we win. Sometimes birth injuries are immediately identified, while other times they can take time to become apparent. Call us today for a free case evaluation.