Shocking studies reveal that birth injury statistics happen at alarming high frequency- in 2006 there were 2,073,368 birth injuries reported throughout the United States. This could mean that out of every 1,000 babies born, six of those could sustain a serious birth injury. If your infant was injured either during labor or after the delivery by a negligent obstetrician, nurse or doctor, then you may have a medical malpractice case on your hands. Birth injuries can be caused by the slightest mistake or act of carelessness and it could leave a child impaired for life. Many birth injuries that are sustained are lifelong conditions that never improve over time and require long-term treatment. Unfortunately a lifetime of medical treatment could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, which is why you need an assertive legal advocate to seek justice on behalf of your family. The majority of birth injuries are completely avoidable if it were not for a hospital or doctor misconduct, so take legal action.
Under Georgia law, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for any damages or pain and suffering. There is however, a statute of limitations which restricts the amount of time in which you can file your claim. It is critical that you speak with an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer and file your claim within a two-year window of time. If the birth injury claim is not filed within two years from the date the malpractice occurred, then you may bypass your right to restitution. The financial hardships of medical bills and long-term treatment should not be yours to bear. If you believe that a negligent medical professional directly caused your infant's injury, then we can help you hold them responsible for their actions.
Here at The Tolson Firm, LLC we have successfully litigated countless multi-million dollar cases and have recovered fair settlements for our clients. Our lead attorney, Audrey Tolson, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Georgia and she knows what it takes to achieve positive results. Unfortunately, nothing can be done to reverse the damage that has already been done, but we can seek the justice and compensation that you are legally entitled to. Our firm truly cares for every client and we are committed to protecting the rights of all Atlanta medical malpractice victims and their families. We handle a broad range of birth injury claims including Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy, spinal cord injuries, shoulder dystocia, premature delivery, paraplegia and mental retardation. No matter what injury your infant has sustained, we stand ready to take on your case and we will work to maximize your settlement offer. Contact Atlanta medical malpractice attorney Audrey Tolson at our firm today to schedule a consultation!