Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension Birth Injuries

Friday, October 7th, 2022

For almost every pregnant mother, the birth of a child is one of the most memorable moments of their entire life. However, when that occasion is marred by a doctor’s mistakes, resulting in serious injury to you or your baby, bringing life into the world can be terrifying.

The team at Pope and Howard, P.C,… Read More

Hydrocephalus Birth Injuries – Atlanta Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Hydrocephalus is a serious condition in which fluid builds up in the cavities of the brain. This fluid build-up creates added pressure on the brain, which can cause permanent brain tissue damage and long-term effects on a child’s brain function.

Hydrocephalus can be caused by genetic abnormalities, infection, and abnormal development of the central nervous… Read More

Traumatic Birth Deliveries

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

While we always hope that a baby is safely delivered without any complications, there is always a chance that something will go wrong during the birth. In fact, on average, 29 out of 1,000 babies in the United States suffer birth trauma, often because of poor use of instruments or improper handling of a newborn… Read More

Cobb County Accident Lawyers

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Contact a leading personal injury firm in Cobb County, Georgia

Pope & Howard P.C. is a top-rated law firm in Atlanta dedicated to helping clients in Cobb County with their legal needs. Recognized as Georgia “Super Lawyers,” partners Geoff Pope and Marc Howard have experience with all types of accident cases, and their office is… Read More

Skull Fractures in Infants

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Skull fractures in infants are rare, but they can occur during delivery. They are often caused by the misuse of a vacuum extractor or forceps. Even if the skull fracture itself was not caused by medical negligence, failure to detect and treat this birth injury may be.

Prompt diagnosis of a skull fracture is necessary… Read More

Shoulder Dystocia

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Shoulder dystocia is an obstetrical emergency that occurs when a baby’s shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother’s pubic bone, preventing a routine delivery of the shoulders and body. During a normal delivery, a baby’s shoulders should slide through the birth canal with little effort. However, if a baby is large, turned to the side, or… Read More


Friday, June 6th, 2014

Neonatal sepsis is a leading cause of infant disability and death. It is a blood infection that occurs in infants younger than 90 days old. A number of different bacteria including Escherichia coli (E. coli), Listeria, and certain strains of streptococcus can cause this. There are two types of neonatal sepsis: early on-set and late-onset.

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Premature Birth

Friday, June 6th, 2014

A full-term pregnancy lasts approximately forty weeks. A premature birth is one which occurs three weeks or more before the forty weeks, and can pose significant medical risks to the baby.

Premature labor is the first indication that a baby may be born prematurely. Also known as preterm labor, premature labor occurs when you start… Read More

Mental Retardation

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Mental retardation is a condition that includes below-average intellectual function and a lack of skills necessary for daily living. If a child’s motor, language, and self-help skills are not developing or are developing at a slower rate than the child’s peers, this may be a sign of mental retardation. The degree of impairment can vary… Read More


Friday, June 6th, 2014

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord). An extremely dangerous infection, meningitis can result in permanent paralysis, blindness, brain injury, coma or even death within a matter of hours. Newborns, whose immune systems have not developed, are particularly susceptible to infection. Pope & Howard, P.C., in Atlanta… Read More

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