Giving birth is one of the most treasured and delicate experiences in many people’s lives.
For this reason, welcoming a new life into this world requires great care on behalf of the medical professionals who oversee it. If a doctor or nurse is negligent in his practices, it could result in the serious injury or even death of an infant. Medical professionals who neglect their duties are held responsible for their mistakes by the law.
To ensure that medical professionals do their job safely and professionally, they are held accountable by a concept called “the standard of care.” The standard of care maintains basic rights by which every patient must be treated. Adhering to this helps make sure that every child is delivered as safely as possible.
Even with these standards, however, injuries still occur during childbirth. If your child suffers an injury during birth, you may be eligible for compensation. Common problems that occur in the state of Georgia when a doctor deviates from the standard of care are:
-Perinatal asphyxia (lack of oxygen during birth)
-Cerebral, Erb’s, or Klumpke’s palsy
-Brachial plexus injury
-Nerve or brain damage
Some of these problems can be easily remedied, while others have permanent and debilitating consequences. Because of the inherent health risks, it is very important to navigate pregnancy and delivery with a doctor whom you deeply trust. When an injury does occur during childbirth, parents are faced with a number of difficulties. Factors like specialty schooling, therapy, and extensive medical bills can all overwhelm parents.
If your child’s birth injury is the result of medical negligence, an attorney may be able to help file a lawsuit on your behalf. If it is determined that medical negligence is the cause of your child’s birth injury, you will be eligible for monetary damages to compensate for the medical bills and other expenses. If you believe you were neglected through the course of your pregnancy, or have any other questions about Georgia birth injuries, you can contact the experienced lawyers at Grant Law Office.