Birth injury cases are some of our most heart-wrenching cases at the Georgia medical malpractice law firm of Chambers & Aholt, LLP. When we uncover evidence that a child who is our client was injured during the birthing process because a medical care provider was negligent, we are even more determined than usual to help that child obtain at least a measure of justice. When birth trauma could have been prevented - but was not, and caused serious injury or even a stillbirth - it is very important to get to the bottom of how it happened, and who was ultimately responsible.
Sometimes we discover that a fetus was clearly in distress and hospital personnel knew or should have known but did not respond adequately. The fetal monitor strips often tell the story. We can obtain these valuable records of what was happening during labor and have a medical expert review the case.
Sometimes an investigation shows that it was the obstetrician himself (or herself) who ignored indications of fetal distress and delayed or failed to perform a timely C-section. This type of very costly mistake during labor or delivery can mean that a child must cope with lifelong disabilities caused by birth trauma.
We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery no fees are owed.