Birth Injury Claims Lawyer
For many new parents, the day their child was brought into the world can be bittersweet. Medical errors during delivery can turn a day of blessing into a day of tragedy. Birth injuries from negligent medical techniques or delayed care can impact the child for the rest of their lives. At Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC, we understand the pain parents endure when they realize their child has sustained harm due to negligent medical care. Keith Leshine is the attorney to call in Duluth, GA, when you need a birth injury claims lawyer.
Close to 4 million births occur in the U.S. every year and, thankfully, most children are delivered safely by medical professionals. However, not all deliveries go smoothly. OB/GYNs and other medical professionals who perform delivery must be aware of possible complications that can put the baby and mother at risk. If the baby and mother are not carefully monitored for distress or delivery is delayed, brain injuries can occur. Poor delivery techniques can also cause substantial injuries to the child.
Types of Negligent Birth Injuries
One of the most damaging effects of delivery errors is loss of oxygen to the baby. Reduced oxygen during delivery can cause serious brain damage to a healthy baby. Other injuries can occur when maneuvering the child through the birth canal, and the wrong techniques can cause birth injuries that are preventable. Some common types of birth injuries that can be caused by medical errors during delivery include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
If a child is born with injuries that were caused by medical errors during delivery, the child and their parents deserve to be compensated. The child will likely need special medical treatments and possibly life-long care that can cause financial hardship. If your child was born with a preventable birth injury, contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC to talk to a birth injury claims lawyer at our office in Duluth, GA.