Why Choose Our Nerve Damage Lawyers in Atlanta?
The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but when a baby is born with nerve damage or paralysis due to medical negligence, it can be devastating for the family. At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, P.C., our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Atlanta have helped many families whose lives have been forever changed by these types of birth injuries. We understand the emotional and financial toll that these injuries can take, and we are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.
Call us today to arrange a free consultation. We handle birth injury claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay us no fee unless we recover compensation for your family.
How Nerve Damage or Paralysis Occurs During Childbirth
Nerve damage or paralysis can occur when the nerves that control muscle movement are injured during childbirth. This can happen as a result of a variety of factors, including:
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors
- Failure to monitor the baby’s vital signs
- Failure to detect and respond to signs of fetal distress
- Delayed c-section
- Excessive use of oxytocin to induce or augment labor
- Improper handling of the baby during delivery
- Inadequate training or supervision of medical staff
Nerve damage during childbirth can result in paralysis and/or lifelong disabilities, including difficulty with movement, sensation, and coordination.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Nerve Damage or Paralysis During Childbirth?
In cases of nerve damage or paralysis caused by medical negligence during childbirth, the following parties may be held responsible:
- Obstetricians and gynecologists
- Nurses and other medical staff
- Hospitals and medical facilities
- Medical device manufacturers, in cases involving defective forceps or vacuum extractors
To prove liability, you and your attorney must demonstrate that:
- A duty of care existed between you (and your child) and the medical provider
- The medical provider breached that duty of care by acting negligently or failing to act when appropriate
- The breach of duty caused your child to suffer nerve damage or paralysis
- The nerve damage or paralysis resulted in you and your child suffering damages such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Proving liability for a birth injury like nerve damage or paralysis can be complex, and typically requires a thorough investigation into the circumstances involved, as well as the testimony of medical experts, to build a strong case for the compensation you deserve.
How an Experienced Atlanta Nerve Damage Attorney Can Help
If your child has suffered nerve damage or paralysis as a result of medical negligence during childbirth, our nerve damage attorneys in Atlanta can help you pursue compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care and treatment
- Lost wages (if you have had to take time off work to care for your child)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced earning capacity (if your child is unable to work in the future due to their injury)
An experienced Atlanta nerve damage attorney from our law firm will work with medical experts to determine the full extent of your child’s injuries and calculate the damages you are entitled to. We will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
If your child has suffered nerve damage or paralysis due to medical negligence in Atlanta, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. Georgia has a statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims, which means that you only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit.
Contact Our Nerve Damage Attorneys at Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, P.C. Today
At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, P.C., we are experienced Georgia medical malpractice attorneys who are dedicated to helping families recover from birth injuries caused by medical negligence. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to take on even the most complex birth injury cases.