Childbirth continues to carry inherent risks, despite advances in technology and modern medicine. Georgia families rely on their health care professionals to follow protocol and meet standards of care. Unfortunately, medical professionals sometimes fail to use adequate levels of care and skill which can lead to birth defects and injuries.
If you gave birth to a child with birth injuries that were caused by the actions or negligence of another, complete the Free Case Review form on this page to begin exploring your legal options.
You may be able to pursue compensation by filing a birth injury lawsuit.
Causes of Birth Injuries
A birth injury can be caused by medical malpractice during the birthing process, including incidents occurring before, during and after delivery. The most common causes of delivery room negligence that result in birth injury include:
- Overly aggressive force during delivery
- Failing to seek help of an obstetrician if the birth is being performed by a midwife
- Insufficient prenatal testing
- Waiting too long to perform a C-section
- Poor intubation of the baby, resulting in hypoxia
Birth injuries can also happen naturally, resulting in either a lack of oxygen birth injury or a mechanical trauma birth injury.
Types of birth defects and injuries
Birth injuries can include but are not limited to the following:
- Brachial plexus palsy
- Brain damage
- Bruising on the face or head
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Fractures to the arm or collar bone
- Skin irritations
- Umbilical cord entrapment
If your child suffers from one of these or any other birth defect or injury, it is important to be able to turn to an experienced birth injury attorney you can rely on. At The Eichholz Law Firm, our birth defect lawyers are prepared to discuss your legal options and can determine if you have grounds to file a birth defect or injury claim. If you have noticed signs of birth injuries or suspect your baby has been harmed, contact The Eichholz Law Firm.
Contact a Birth Defects and Injuries Attorney
At The Eichholz Law Firm, we understand how birth defects and injuries can turn a Georgia family’s life upside-down, but you have the power to take back control of your life. A determined and experienced birth defects and injury lawyer at our firm can help you explore your legal options.
Over the years, we have listened to many heart-wrenching stories from our clients who have been affected by birth defects and injuries. We understand their frustration, which fuels our passion for pursuing justice. If your baby was injured, contact an experienced birth defects and injuries attorney at The Eichholz Law Firm today.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to the families of children born with birth defects, complete the Free Case Review form on this page to schedule a no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team.