Birth injuries typically involve deprivation of oxygen to the infant while he or she is still inside the mother's womb. As a result, most birth injuries result in cognitive and physical impairment that requires a lifetime of care and special needs. At The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, our attorneys work with medical specialists, neo-natal experts and obstetricians in exposing negligence on the part of doctors, nurses and attending staff that results in birth injuries. We review medical records to determine if vital signs were properly monitored, symptoms identified, and appropriate action taken to prevent complications that lead to birth injuries.
If your child has suffered serious injuries due to negligence on the part of doctors or others, contact our birth injury attorneys at Casey W. Stevens, today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.Birth Injuries and Physician Negligence
The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, represents parents of children who suffered a variety of birth injuries due to doctor negligence:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb's Palsy
- Abrupted placenta
- Fetal acidosis
- Shoulder dystocia
- Hypoxic injuries
In order to bring a birth injury case to trial, a preliminary finding of negligence must first be provided. This requires that a medical expert report be filed within 120 days of the injury itself. The report will include an informed, medical evaluation of decisions made by the doctor and must note departures from standard treatment protocols that played a role in causing the birth injuries. Our attorneys help plan and coordinate the medical expert report and begin the process of consulting experts to prepare for trial.Contact Our Birth Injury Attorneys at Casey W. Stevens Today
Given the cost of birth injuries over the lifetime of your child, creating a special needs trust with proceeds from a settlement or award may be advisable. Our attorneys can discuss the advantages of creating a special needs trust and refer you to experienced estate planners and tax experts to establish that trust.
Call 770-408-6364 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact our birth injury lawyers at Casey W. Stevens today. If you prefer a face-to-face meeting, you can visit us at our Roswell and Alpharetta, Georgia location, or we will come to you.