The birth of a child is one of the most exciting moments in life. While under the care of competent doctors and nurses, most women experience few complications. But if complications arise, it’s the medical staff’s responsibility to identify these risks and protect the lives of both mom and baby.
At Moraitakis & Kushel, we understand how tragic a birth injury can be. Many children are left with life-long physical or mental impairments and require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, which for many families, are unaffordable. Our Atlanta birth injury attorneys have extensive experience with cases like these and know how to win the compensation you and your child deserve.
What is birth trauma?
When the medical staff fails to address complications in a timely manner, a serious birth injury may occur. Birth injuries, which may be sustained at any stage of the birth process and even shortly after include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Erb’s palsy
In many cases, these traumatic injuries can be avoided. Doctors and hospital staff are trained to identify the signs of fetal distress, which often indicate the necessity of a C-section delivery. Birth injuries can also occur if the obstetrician forces the child from the womb, especially if the baby was lodged under the mother’s pelvis. The child may be born with broken bones or Erb’s palsy (the nerves are damaged in one arm, permanently limiting or eradicating the child’s ability to use it).
Birth Injury Cases
Competent healthcare workers and hospitals are fully aware of risks like these, and they are obligated to proactively monitor both mother and child in an effort to discover and treat them in a timely manner. Failure to act constitutes negligence, and therefore, medical malpractice.
If medical malpractice occurred in connection with your child’s birth injury, you have the right to hold the medical professionals who caused it responsible for the destructive physical, financial and emotional results.
At Moraitakis & Kushel, we know what to look for when it comes to look for when it comes to birth injury and malpractice. We collaborate with qualified experts who can evaluate a child’s injuries and help us proceed with your case from there.
If believe your child sustained a birth injury due to medical negligence, consult the birth injury law firm of Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP as soon as possible. We can help you determine if the injury was a preventable physical trauma resulting from negligence.