Birth injuries are some of the most complex and damaging types of injuries arising from the provision of medical care. These types of injuries usually arise from a lack of oxygen to the brain of the child or from the trauma of the delivery. The injuries that result are devastating to not only the baby but to the family as well. Lack of appropriate care to the mother or the child during the ante-partum period, management of the pregnancy or the delivery can lead to a brachial plexus injury (Erb’s Palsy/Klumpke’s Palsy), cerebral palsy, brain injury from both oxygen deprivation and/or reduced circulation, mental retardation, Down’s Syndrome, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), cystic fibrosis, shoulder dystocia, spinal birth defects, spina bifida, folic acid disorder, bone injuries, Erb’s palsy/brachial plexus palsy, deafness, blindness, loss of use of an extremity, permanent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, and developmental delay.
Birth injury actions are some of the most complex, costly and lengthy lawsuits that are filed and are very different from a non-birth trauma medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC. have over 50 years of combined experience in handling, resolving and taking such matters to the jury. As former defense lawyers who represented doctors, hospitals, nurses and other health care providers, the lawyers at PMHP know exactly how your matter would be reviewed and evaluated by the defendants, the insurance companies and their counsel and can provide you with an accurate understanding as to the nature of your case and how the defense counsel will defend it. We have an extensive network of birth trauma physicians, nurses and other medical care personnel that we can rely on to accurately and timely review your matter and determine the best way to pursue the same. Non-medical consultants like life care planners and economists are likewise necessary to make sure your child is properly treated and managed for years to come. We have tried such matters in both state and federal courts, both in Georgia and elsewhere.
Not only can the lawyers of PMHP assist you with your birth trauma claim but we can, importantly, assist you in finding the right specialists and providers to take care of you and your loved ones. Handling the legal claim allows you to provide the care and support your loved one needs the most.