In the state of Georgia, families struggling with the consequences of birth injury may find help through Babies Can’t Wait, a program designed to provide resources for families dealing with developmental delays and similar issues surrounding birth injury. In addition to this option, Medicaid offers resources for families dealing with a birth injury, as do several local, statewide, and national nonprofits.
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Midwives perform many useful and important functions. Particularly for families who are interested in more “natural” birthing options, a midwife can be an important addition to the labor and delivery team. But it is important to remember that, despite training in delivery and nursing, the majority of midwives are not physicians – and are neither qualified nor trained to deal with certain high-risk issues that can arise during labor and delivery.
This can make it dangerous to rely on a midwife alone, both for the mother and the baby.
When your baby is injured during labor or delivery, it may be difficult to prove medical negligence. Indeed, doctors, nurses, and hospitals have insurance companies and legal teams working around the clock to help guard against legal action and these powerful interests are often swift to move in as soon as talk of malpractice occurs.
Cerebral palsy is a result of damage to or abnormal development of the parts of the brain responsible for movement. This can occur while the brain is developing in utero, during labor and delivery, or even following birth. The exact cause of cerebral palsy is not always known.
Medical negligence, more commonly known as medical malpractice, occurs when a healthcare provider fails in his or her duty to the patient. This may come in the form of a delayed diagnosis, surgical error, improper medication, or a host of other serious and potentially deadly issues. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is here to help.
Injury and accident lawsuits may take just a few short months to settle, but most take around a year. In complex cases, it may take two to three years to come to a verdict.
According to the Journal of Patient Safety, a publication that is “dedicated to presenting research advances and field applications in every area of patient safety,” the leading types of medical malpractice in the United States are: