The birth of your child should be a cause for celebration, not worry. Unfortunately, complications can arise during birth that, if handled improperly, can affect you and your child for the rest of your lives. And, horrifically, some complications even lead to the tragic loss of your little one.
If your family is dealing with some form of birth trauma, and you believe that trauma was the direct result of a mistake on the part of a health care professional, contact our legal team at Gautreaux Law. We are a premier personal injury and medical malpractice law firm. With offices in Macon, we serve parents and their children across Georgia.
We Aren't Afraid to Fight the Insurance Companies
Pursuing a birth injury lawsuit means going up against corporations (hospitals) and their large insurance companies. It means standing up against fierce litigators whose only goal is to keep you from getting the money you need to care for your child for the rest of his or her life.
We never back down, even if we feel the odds are stacked against you. When we know you have a valid claim, we will push it through the system as far as possible. We will be the aggressive advocates you and your child deserve.
Handling all Labor & Delivery Injuries
Our medical malpractice legal team is here to pursue any birth injury claim, including those involving:
- Anesthesia complications
- Breech birth injuries
- Delayed C-sections
- Forceps injuries
- Spina bifida
- Vacuum extraction injuries
One of the most common birth injuries we hear about from our clients is shoulder dystocia.
Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby's head is through the birth canal, but the shoulders are stuck behind the pubic bone. If the doctors, nurses, midwives or other delivery room staff does not act quickly, shoulder dystocia can lead to one of three separate brachial plexus injuries.
- Cerebral palsy, which occurs due to lack of oxygen going to the baby's brain
- Erb's palsy, which leads to partial or full paralysis of one of the baby's arms
- Klumpke's palsy, which leads to partial or full paralysis to the forearm and hand
Improperly handled shoulder dystocia births can also lead to brain damage and cause lifelong developmental delays for your child.
Injuries to Your Baby After Birth
The appropriate care and treatment of newborns during their first hours and days is imperative. Lack of proper care can lead to lifelong or potentially life-threatening injuries and infections, including:
- Meconium aspiration syndrome
- Sepsis and septic shock
Call Us If You Want to Know If You Have a Valid Birth Injury Claim
The injury to, or loss of, your little one, at the hands of a medical professional you trusted, can feel like the ultimate betrayal. You may not know what to do next or who to turn to. We're here to tell you that you can turn to us. We will listen to you, get to know you and your family, and guide you throughout the legal process.
You can contact our birth injury legal team online or you can call us at 478-238-9758, or toll free at 888-876-6935. We offer free, confidential consultations to all new clients.