If you suspect that your child suffered a birth injury, we invite you to visit The Tolson Firm, LLC for an initial consultation, to determine whether you have grounds for legal action. Some injuries during delivery are unavoidable, but if a doctor's negligence is at fault, an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney from our team may be able to help you recover compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. In over 17 years of practice, we have litigated dozens of multi-million dollar cases to a successful resolution on behalf of families in our community, and will work diligently to maximize the value of your claim. Ms. Tolson was personally selected by famed attorney Johnnie Cochran to work in the local office of his practice, and has since earned an excellent reputation with her own firm, including being named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia for four consecutive years. Let our skill and experience work for you.
Many birth injuries are immediately apparent, requiring emergency intervention and neonatal intensive care, but others will not manifest for weeks, months or years after delivery. Signs to watch for include seizures, a loose or floppy appearance, especially in the limbs, mental retardation and significant delays in development. Every child grows at a unique rate, but if your child is considerably late in meeting widely accepted benchmarks for rolling over, sitting upright, learning to crawl or beginning to walk, it is advisable to seek a medical examination to learn whether a birth injury is the cause.
If your labor was interrupted by shoulder dystocia, your child may have suffered a brachial plexus injury, which could lead to long term conditions such as Erb's palsy. It is also possible that your child received a brain injury through hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), which has been known to cause cerebral palsy. When you have any type of evidence that your child's condition is the result of a birth injury, contact us as soon as possible. There is a statute of limitations for taking legal action to recover compensation, and it is vital to begin work on your claim while it is still possible.