Whenever a baby is born with a handicap, it is a time for sorrow. Sometimes, it is also a warning sign that further investigation is necessary. When a birth injury occurs - such as Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy, or oxygen deprivation resulting in stillbirth - it is sometimes the result of negligence by the healthcare providers. Our Cumming personal injury attorney understands the need to pursue compensation for the injured child, as well as to help the parents who will care for the child. Pursuing these types of medical malpractice claims also helps to hold careless medical providers accountable for their actions, and will hopefully prevent similar injuries from happening to others in the future.
The Manton Law Firm, LLC offers personal service and attentive evaluation to the families of babies who have suffered a birth injury. Sometimes, doctors may recognize the injury at birth; in other cases, the parents are the first to notice signs and symptoms that point to an injury that occurred during labor or delivery. The symptoms may not manifest until days, weeks or months have passed. An experienced injury lawyer can help you discover the facts necessary to determine whether preventable medical negligence may be the reason for your child's birth injury.
The severity of a birth injury should always be considered drastic but the symptoms can greatly differentiate. In many cases, the impact of the doctor's negligence is immediately known as the birth injury involves a physical deformity or harm. In others, it could take weeks, months, or even years before the harm becomes apparent, such as can be the case when the birth injury causes brain damage and prevents normal development, both mentally and emotionally.
The most common forms of birth injuries are:
No matter what sort of injury your child has suffered, or when you were able to have it properly diagnosed, you should take legal action to do all you can to correct it. Medical attention and rehabilitation programs are likely to be costly and possibly require a lifetime of application. You should do all you can to ensure those expenses do not come from your own pocket when it was a medical practitioner's fault.
Attorney Manton selects cases carefully to ensure that unique needs of each client are addressed. People who come to The Manton Law Firm, LLC for a free case evaluation can expect compassion, careful listening, honesty, and useful information. In the event that another attorney or law firm would best help serve the needs of a potential client of The Manton Law Firm, LLC, that advice will be clearly expressed as well. Take the first step in your case by contacting us now.