Birth injuries and medical negligence

Parents of children born with injuries from labor or delivery often have difficulties getting answers from their doctor about how the injury happened. The doctor and hospital may be concerned more about liability than the need of the parents to have answers.

Determining if the hospital doctor made a mistake is important for two reasons. If your child's birth injury was caused by medical negligence, then you have the right to seek compensation to help your child meet the challenges ahead. Determining the cause of birth injury can also help prevent similar injuries to other babies.

Not all birth injuries are caused by doctor or hospital mistakes. Sometimes medical professionals do everything they are supposed to do, and children still suffer devastating birth injuries. However, some birth injuries are caused by preventable mistakes.

Here are a few examples of doctor or hospital negligence that can lead to a birth injury:

  • Improper monitoring of the newborn during labor and delivery
  • Failure to deliver appropriate prenatal care
  • Delayed caesarian section
  • Failure to appropriately respond to stress in a fetus
  • Improper use of a forceps during delivery
  • Failure to monitor the mother's health

If your child's injury was caused by doctor or hospital negligence, then you have the right to seek compensation through our civil justice system to help pay for your child's past and future needs.

The law firm of Stone Law Group in Atlanta handles complex birth injury cases.

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