Georgia Shoulder Dystocia Attorney
Find Out If You Have a Shoulder Dystocia Case
How could this have happened? The birth of your child was supposed to be a joyous occasion, but somewhere, something went wrong, and now you’re facing the prospect of caring for a child who may never be able to experience a normal life as a result of his or her birth injury. You want answers, you want justice, but most of all, you want to gain the financial means to give your son or daughter the medical care s/he needs. An experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help.
With over 30 years of legal and trial experience, the compassionate Georgia birth injury attorney at the Grant Law Office can provide you with the high quality legal representation you need to maximize your compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, in-home care, and future damages. We understand that your child is the most important person in your life and that’s why we’ll fight hard to make things right for him/her. To speak with one of our legal staff, call (404) 995-3955.
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Recovering Damages for Shoulder Dystocia Injuries in Georgia
Hospitals vigorously defend shoulder dystocia lawsuits. In order to recover your rightful compensation, you’ll need help from an attorney who has a proven track record of success in medical malpractice cases.
If you hire the legal team at the Grant Law Office, we will use strong evidence to prove that the birthing doctor or nurse failed to act to the best of his/her abilities to uphold the standard of care expected of him/her, and that his/her negligence contributed to your child’s injuries. Such evidence may include:
- Medical records from labor and delivery
- Pictures/videos taken of the birth
- Testimony from witnesses of the birth
- Testimony from medical experts
The Responsibilities of Birthing Physicians and Nurses
Shoulder dystocia occurs when one or both of the infant’s shoulders get stuck in the birth canal or on the mother’s pelvic bones, causing a blockage of sorts. Doctors and nurses should prepare for the possibility of shoulder dystocia by looking out for risk factors prior to birth, such as gestational diabetes, breech position, large weight gain during pregnancy, and other signs. That way they’ll be able to administer the proper treatments in quick fashion if and when the dystocia occurs.
Unfortunately, some instances of shoulder dystocia result in permanent brain damage, Erb’s palsy, or permanent brachial plexus injury to the infant because the birthing physician or nurse fails to react in a timely fashion, or intervenes in a manner that is unsafe and actively harmful. In such cases, the birthing physician or nurse and/or the hospital can be held liable for damages in a lawsuit.
Contact Our Georgia Shoulder Dystocia Lawyers Today
Do not wait too long before consulting with us about your birth injury case. You may forget important details about the incident, or important evidence may be lost. Additionally, you have the statute of limitations to consider - if you fail to file your claim or suit in time, you will lose the right to pursue compensation altogether. So, it is in your best interests to call the Grant Law Office at (404) 995-3955 or (866) 249-5513 now to receive immediate legal assistance.