While a mother is pregnant, she and her child are in the care of her physician. Indeed the physician is responsible for ensuring that both mother and baby are safe at all times, and it is their duty to report anything out of the ordinary.
For example, a large percentage of women use anesthesia when giving birth. However, most women are not aware that anesthesia is one of the top 10 causes of pregnancy-related birth injury. Anesthesia related injuries are the sole responsibility of the physician. Indeed it’s their responsibility to ensure that the mother is receiving proper anesthetic doses and that the baby is safe at all times.
In addition, many birth injuries are not necessarily apparent at the time of birth, but the child may have complications as they grow up. In some cases, birth injuries may not show themselves until months or years after birth.
Types of Birth Injury
There are a number of injuries that can occur during labor and delivery, but some are more common than others. Your infant may suffer from:
- Brachial Plexus Injuries (BPI)
- Bone Fractures
- Caput Succedaneum
- Perinatal Asphyxia
- Intracranial Hemorrhage
- Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
- Facial Paralysis
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
While some injuries heal on their own or with minor medical intervention, others may lead to lifelong issues that impact families both financially and emotionally. In the worst case scenario, your family may have to cope with a birth injury for the rest of your lives.
How a Birth Injury Attorney Can Help You
Conditions that require medical intervention can be expensive. Those medical costs are further multiplied if a condition requires lifelong care. At Haug Law Group, we don’t believe that any family should be forced to live with the financial burden of a birth injury that was the fault of someone else.
Our attorneys have been representing birth injury victims and their families for years. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to assist you in achieving a favorable outcome in your unique case. Additionally, we’ve developed strategic relationships within the local justice system, and we try to use those relationships to your advantage. When you choose to hire a member of the Haug Law team, you will be treated with compassion and respect as we fight for your rights and the rights of your child and family.
Talk to an Atlanta Birth Injury Lawyer Today
The professionals at Haug Law Group in Atlanta encourage you to take a moment to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our birth injury litigation services. It is our goal to return your life back to normalcy with as little disruption as possible.
We are pleased to offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation in order to advise you of your legal rights and options. Call us today at 844-428-4529 or reach out to our team online at your convenience and take the first steps to recovering the compensation you are due.