Fighting For Your Family After A Birth Injury
Having a child is a life-changing experience. You prepare yourself throughout the pregnancy and anticipate the day of the delivery. Throughout the entire process, you entrust the health of both mother and baby to medical professionals. Unfortunately, if a doctor or nurse is negligent during the birth process, your baby could suffer a serious injury.
At Cook & Tolley, LLP, we understand the impact a devastating birth injury has on your entire family. We want to hold negligent parties accountable by seeking justice and compensation for your family.
Understanding Causes And Types Of Birth Injuries
The unfortunate reality is that many birth injuries are completely avoidable. The injuries are typically the result of a mistake or the negligence of the medical professionals you trust. Obstetricians, nurses and anesthesiologists all play a vital role throughout the labor and delivery process. Misreading a lab result, taking the wrong action, misdiagnosing a problem or not taking action can cause serious complications and injuries.
Common types of birth injuries include:
- Facial paralysis
- Brachial palsy or plexus
- Brain injuries
- Caput succedaneum
- Cerebral palsy
If your baby was injured during delivery, you deserve to seek compensation to help cover the mounting medical bills your family must now deal with as a result. Oxygen deprivation and other issues are highly preventable.
Tell Us About Your Delivery
We understand that this is an emotional time for your family. We want to help ease some of the stress and burden inflicted due to these preventable complications. Call our Athens-based office at 706-549-6111 to speak with our dedicated team. Schedule a consultation to get started. If your family is unable to travel, we can meet you at your convenience.
Practicing attorneys: J. Vincent Cook, R. Christopher Irwin, III