Attorneys That Represent Serious Birth Injury or Wrongful Death Cases in Atlanta, Georgia
What are Some of the Causes of Birth Injury or Wrongful Death?
Birth injuries include injuries that occur to the mother or baby during the labor and delivery process. In these heartbreaking cases, the injury occurs due to something that should not have happened in the birthing process, such as improper fetal monitoring or improper delivery. Other times, babies or mothers can suffer serious injuries as a result of negligent prenatal or postnatal care received before or after delivery. The various types of birth injuries and prenatal injuries that can occur include:
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Erb’s Palsy.
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
- Shoulder dystocia.
- Brain injuries caused by oxygen deprivation.
- Wrongful death of the child or mother.
- Twin-twin or triplet-to-triplet transfusion syndrome.
What Should I do if I Suspect the Injury Was Caused by the Doctor or Hospital?
It is very important to obtain an experienced lawyer as soon as you suspect an injury or death may have been caused by the actions or inactions of professionals charged with their care in order to obtain records and preserve evidence that may be critical to your case. Slappey & Sadd has attorneys that represents clients in Atlanta and throughout Georgia and has the background and experience to represent your interest.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movements and muscle coordination. “Cerebral” refers to the brain and “Palsy” to a disorder of movement or posture. The condition is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain that usually occurs during fetal development or later during infancy. It can also occur during or shortly following the birth itself. In someone with cerebral palsy, the injury to their brain renders them unable to use some of the muscles in their body in the normal way. Children with cerebral palsy may not be able to walk, talk, eat, or play in the same ways as most other children. Cerebral palsy is neither progressive nor communicable. There is no true “cure,” although education, therapy, and applied technology can help people with cerebral palsy lead productive lives.
What are Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?
Depending on which areas of the brain have been damaged, one or more of the following may occur in a person with cerebral palsy:
- Muscle tightness or spasm.
- Involuntary movement.
- Disturbance in gait and mobility.
- Abnormal sensation and perception.
- Impairment of sight, hearing or speech.