Georgia Birth Injury Attorneys

Serving Georgia statewide

Georgia birth injury attorneys who are here for your family.

A birth injury diagnosis is difficult on your whole family. When something goes wrong at birth, your family must cope with lasting consequences. Birth injuries can include oxygen deprivation, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), trauma, and infections, among other issues. They can lead to lifelong disabilities, such as cerebral palsy (CP) and developmental delays.

It’s stressful, scary, and exhausting to receive a complicated diagnosis. Between home care, doctor appointments, therapy appointments, and everything else your child needs, your family needs help. 

The attorneys and staff at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers are here for you. Tell us your story. Let us help with medical records, treatment provider recommendations, and figuring out what happened at the hospital. There is no fee unless we win your case. We are here to listen and secure the best future for your child.

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Why should I hire ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers for a Georgia birth injury case?

At ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers, birth injury is all we do. Our team focuses only on birth injury cases. Many personal injury law firms advertise that they take birth injury cases, but may not have much experience with birth injury if they mostly handle car accident cases. ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers attorneys are passionate about birth injury cases. We have in-house medical staff who consult with us, and we can count on our well-established network of medical and legal professionals. 

Our team has worked with countless families like yours and have handled many cases in Georgia. Rebecca Walsh, one of our partner attorneys, is admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia, even though ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers is based in Michigan. We will travel to you and stay in touch by phone, text, and video chat all throughout your case. 

The attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers are established in the field of birth injury with many awards and honors and a track record of successful verdicts and settlements. Most importantly, our team cares about your family. We want to make sure your child has the care they need and the life they deserve. Let us stand by your side on this journey.

Types of Birth Injury Cases We Handle In Georgia

Our attorneys have handled many types of birth injury cases. Every child’s situation will be different, and birth trauma can lead to several diagnoses at once. Our cases often involve these conditions:

How do I know I have a case?

If your child experienced a birth injury in Georgia, it is possible that negligence was involved. Many birth injuries are preventable – and the hospital can be held accountable for failing to prevent these injuries. There are standards of care that must be followed. 

Many mothers in Georgia struggle to receive proper care when preparing to have a child. Rates of pregnancy-related deaths have risen in Georgia in recent years. Rates of premature births have risen, as well. 

Our attorneys are familiar with what standards of care should look like, as well as what your child may need for treatments, therapy, or accommodations. Tell us your story and we can have our attorneys and in-house medical professionals discover what happened. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to take care of your child. Let us help you ensure your child lives the best life possible. A birth injury lawsuit can ensure your child’s needs are taken care of for life. 

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

There is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations (SOL). If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to call us as soon as possible. Birth injury lawsuits can take years to finish.

In Georgia, you have until the child’s 7th birthday to file a claim. For an injury to the parent, you have two years from the date of the injury. If the claim is being made against the state, parents have one year to file a claim on behalf of both themselves and the child.

Statutes often change and may have more complicated limits on filing a lawsuit. Call us today to speak to our Georgia birth injury lawyers to verify how long you have to file a case for your situation. We can explain your legal options to you completely free – there is no fee at all unless we take and win your case.

NICU Treatment in Georgia

Babies with a birth injury will go to the NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU provides specialty care to newborn babies. 

When a baby is diagnosed with HIE, most providers will use a treatment called therapeutic hypothermia, also called neonatal cooling. Cooling therapy helps the baby’s brain recover from the injury and minimizes damage to the baby’s brain, which can have long term consequences.

Not all NICUs can provide this kind of care for HIE. Your child may need to go to another facility for the appropriate treatment. Level III or Level IV NICUs provide the specialized care that a baby with a birth injury typically needs.

Here is a short list of several hospitals in Georgia with Level III or IV NICU designations:

Support Resources in Georgia

Resources for Families

  • Parent to Parent of Georgia – This organization provides information, support groups, and other resources to parents of children with disabilities for free. Headquartered in Atlanta, they serve communities in Augusta, Albany, Gainesville, Rome, Statesboro, and Valdosta. 
  • The Arc Georgia – The Arc advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the organization provides a variety of educational resources. 
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia –  UCP of Georgia has a variety of supports for children with cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
  • InCommunity Headquartered in Atlanta, this organization provides day programs, respite care, family support, and in-home care. 
  • Services – disABILITY LINK – This organization serves the metro-Atlanta area and provides access to a variety of support systems for families. 
  • Disability Resource Center – Serving the northeast Georgia area, the DRC helps with informational services, programs, and help with assistive technology and home modifications. 
  • FOCUS – FOCUS is based in Atlanta and offers programs and community for people with disabilities and their families. 
  • Disability Connections – This nonprofit organization shares information, skills training, peer support, and more to people with disabilities in Middle Georgia (including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson).
  • Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation – A provider for affordable vision and hearing care.

State Sponsored Resources

About ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers

Attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers

Attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers have exclusively handled birth injury cases since 1997. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. We have been consistently recognized for our work in birth injury. You can call us anytime for a free consultation, and we do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win or favorably settle your case.

ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers is here for your family.

If you have any concerns about what may have happened to cause a birth injury to your child, reach out to us. We are here to listen to your story, provide legal options, and ensure families like yours feel heard. Calling us is completely free.

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