Birth Injury

Birth Injuries and Lawsuits

The excitement and anticipation of giving birth to a new baby can easily turn to worry and panic when parents are told that their baby has suffered a birth injury. Whether due to complications during pregnancy, labor, delivery, failure to monitor fetal distress, lack of oxygen to the baby or a defective birthing device, birth injuries may range from bruising, broken bones and hemorrhaging to severe injuries involving the umbilical cord, the brain or some type of palsy or paralysis that affects the baby permanently.

Either way, when a baby suffers a birth injury, it is a physical, financial and emotional hardship. Unfortunately, insurance companies rarely accept responsibility. This is why families need an experienced Atlanta birth injury lawyer to ensure that you are treated fairly and that you receive the justice you and your child deserves.

The lawyers at the Harman Law Firm work tirelessly to get to the bottom of each case, uncovering truths and leveling the playing field for victims and families. Our job is to protect your interests and help you recover.

For a free consultation with the personal injury lawyers at the Harman Law Firm, call today.

Serious Birth Injuries and Long-Term Effects

The heartache and devastation surrounding serious birth injuries can leave families physically, financially and emotionally drained. When injuries are serious, parents often face a lifetime of medical treatment and perhaps in-home care for their child. Most families cannot afford these costs.

Without question, families place a tremendous amount of trust in medical professionals during prenatal care, labor, delivery and aftercare of their baby. Some complications and birth injuries are listed below:

  • Birth asphyxia
  • Brachial plexus injuries (damage to nerve roots in the spine)
  • Breech birth
  • Careless use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress
  • Gestational diabetes (failure to treat)
  • Improper timing of C-Section
  • Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL in premature infants)
  • Placental abruption
  • Spina bifida
  • Death

When the aforementioned injuries are a result of medical malpractice or negligence, someone must be held accountable for the pain, suffering, and long-term effects that families must face.

If you or someone you love has given birth to a baby, and the baby is suffering a serious birth injury or has died, and you believe that it is due to negligence or carelessness, you need to know your options. the Harman Law Firm is a national law firm that fights for justice for victims of serious injuries or wrongful death.

In the case of birth injuries, we realize that these injuries may result in a lifetime of medical assistance for your child, potentially reaching into the millions of dollars. Let the attorneys at the Harman Law Firm be your advocate, helping you recover in the wake of your child’s birth injury.

Your initial consultation is free. Contact our office today.