The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion. Competent physicians and nurses can recognize warning signs and take steps to protect the safety of the mother and the child. When a healthcare provider fails to recognize these signs, serious injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and severe brain damage can result. Injuries at birth can cause major, permanent injuries for the newborn child.
The skilled Atlanta attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C., have experience handling complicated cases involving birth injuries.
Some birth injuries, such as severe brain damage, paralysis, and internal organ damage, are obvious immediately. Other birth injuries, though ultimately devastating, may not be apparent for years. For instance, some injuries to the brain only reveal themselves as a child fails to develop properly and may not be obvious until a child is well beyond the toddler stage. Birth injury cases are among the most complex types of cases, and only a lawyer experienced in handling birth injury cases, like those at Pope & Howard, P.C., can help a family through this trying experience. Birth injury attorneys can help families seek financial compensation that can help cover expensive lifelong medical bills as the result of birth injuries.
Common types of birth injuries include:
With years of experience as trial lawyers, Marc Howard and Geoff Pope represent clients' interests who have been injured or treated wrongly due to the negligence of others. If you have suffered from any of the above wrongs, contact the experts at Pope & Howard P.C. to set up a free consultation. Contact us via our contact form or by phone: 404-885-9999.