At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, P.C., our experienced team of attorneys specializes in handling periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) cases. We are dedicated to advocating for the rights of families affected by this condition and seeking the compensation they deserve. Call (770) 865-8654 to arrange a free consultation or message us online.
Why Choose Our Atlanta PVL Lawyers?
Our team has a deep understanding of the medical complexities involved in PVL cases, enabling us to provide comprehensive legal representation tailored to your specific needs.
We have a proven track record of securing favorable outcomes and substantial settlements for our clients.
With decades of combined experience, we provide knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation and support.
Why Hire an Atlanta Periventricular Leukomalacia Attorney?
Navigating the legal process while caring for a child with periventricular leukomalacia can be overwhelming. Hiring a skilled PVL attorney in Atlanta can provide you with the support and guidance you need during this challenging time. PVL cases require a deep understanding of medical malpractice and birth injury laws. An experienced Atlanta periventricular leukomalacia attorney can analyze the facts of your case, identify liable parties, and build a strong legal strategy to pursue favorable results. They will fight to ensure you receive fair compensation for the damages your child and your family have suffered.
What is Periventricular Leukomalacia?
Periventricular leukomalacia is a type of brain injury that primarily affects premature infants. It occurs when the white matter surrounding the brain’s ventricles is damaged, leading to impaired neurological development. PVL is often a result of oxygen deprivation or reduced blood flow to the brain, which can happen during labor and delivery or in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Children diagnosed with PVL may experience a range of symptoms, including developmental delays, motor impairments, cognitive deficits, vision and hearing problems, and epilepsy. The lifelong impact of periventricular leukomalacia on a child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being can be substantial.
How Medical Negligence Can Lead to Periventricular Leukomalacia
Medical malpractice can potentially result in the development of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) when healthcare providers fail to meet the accepted standard of care during the delivery or neonatal period. Medical negligence or errors medical professionals commit can lead to oxygen deprivation, inadequate blood flow, or other preventable complications that increase the risk of PVL. For example, failure to promptly identify and address fetal distress, delayed or improper response to umbilical cord complications, incorrect use of delivery instruments, or improper administration of medications can all contribute to oxygen deprivation and subsequent brain damage. Additionally, mismanagement of infections during pregnancy or after birth, such as inadequate treatment or failure to promptly diagnose and treat maternal or neonatal infections, can result in inflammation and damage to the developing brain. When medical malpractice is the cause of PVL, families may pursue legal action to seek compensation for the harm caused to their children.
Contact our Periventricular Leukomalacia Lawyers in Atlanta Today
During these difficult times, having a knowledgeable and compassionate Atlanta medical malpractice attorney by your side is crucial. Contact Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, P.C., by calling (770) 865-8654 or sending us a message online to arrange a free consultation today.