Expectant parents are often filled with joy upon receiving confirmation from their physician about the birth of a new child. Sometimes enthusiastic parents immediately start planning for the baby shower, begin shopping for clothing or pick out the color scheme for new baby’s nursery. On the day of delivery the enthusiasm becomes more intensified. Unfortunately for many couples, the excitement ends some period after birth because their newborn has a birth injury. In the United States, 7 out of 1,000 babies are born with birth injuries. If your child has been born with a serious injury, contact the law firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C. at www.hertz-law.com for a consultation or for more information. Who is Eric J. Hertz, P.C.?
Eric J. Hertz is a Board Certified Trial Attorney by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Trial Advocates who represents Georgia parents and their child who was born with birth injuries as a result of medical malpractice or negligence. Eric J. Hertz, P.C. helps the parents and child victims to receive the compensation they deserve due to the medical negligence or malpractice that caused the birth injury.
What are birth injuries?
Birth injuries are trauma to the baby which occurs during the birth process. Although swelling and bruising are birth injuries, these are common injuries due to the amount of pressure to the baby’s head during childbirth. However, these types of injuries usually resolve on their own within a short period of time. Disappointingly, some birth injuries are more serious and can cause permanent or temporary disability, or death.
Serious Birth Injuries
Medical malpractice or negligence is frequently linked to serious birth injuries. Birth injuries medical malpractice or negligence occurs in situations such as the improper care or negligence of a doctor, midwife or nurse, improper use of forceps or vacuum, or when the baby is too large to pass through the birth canal and the physician fails to perform an immediate cesarean section (C-section). There are various causes of medically related birth injuries and the lawyers at Eric J. Hertz, P.C. have the expertise and experience in handling birth injury claims including:
Facial Nerve Damage
Lack of oxygen supply due to prolapsed umbilical cord around the neck
Improper administration of medication
At Eric J. Hertz, P.C. we work aggressively to identify the cause and the responsible party of your child’s injury. When your child’s injury is the result of another’s negligence, the law entitles you to recover for your damages. In birth injury claims you can receive monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, future lost earnings; and past and future medical expenses. We have a proven winning record of successfully obtaining million dollar verdicts on the behalf of our clients. Contact one of our attorneys today at Eric J. Hertz, P.C. at www.hertz-law.com to discuss your case, for a consultation, or to receive more information. One of our Serious Injury Lawyers can advise you of your rights and your possible birth injury medical malpractice claim.
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