Brain damage is among the most common types of birth injuries suffered by children in Atlanta, and it is often preventable. If your child received a brain injury as a result of labor & delivery problems, we urge you to contact us for a consultation about the situation. An Atlanta medical malpractice attorney from The Tolson Firm, LLC is ready to meet with you to discuss the possibility of taking legal action against the doctor whose negligence caused your baby to suffer such a tragic injury. The costs of care and treatment for brain injury victims can be considerable, and your child may be left with a lifetime of full or partial disability. We are recognized as being among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia, and have successfully litigated dozens of multi-million dollar settlements for our clients. We will fight to recover the compensation your family deserves.
Birth injuries involving damage to the brain often occur as a result of asphyxiation. If the child becomes stuck during labor due to shoulder dystocia or other problems, the umbilical cord may be compressed, restricting the flow of oxygen to the child's brain, a condition which is known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Treatments such as brain cooling must be delivered immediately to prevent irreversible damage and conditions such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. The child's brain may also suffer injury after birth as a result of kernicterus, which is the result of high levels of bilirubin.
Many brain injuries are immediately evident at the time of birth, but others may not manifest for months or years later. Detecting a birth injury of this type can be difficult, but if your child has developed a serious medical condition or if you have noticed delays in development, contact us to learn more about your legal options. You must take action soon, as the statute of limitations could run out before you are able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Contact an Atlanta brain injury lawyer at our firm for aggressive legal representation to help your family recover the compensation you deserve.