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Sometimes Birth Defects Are Actually Preventable Injuries

If you are the parent of an infant or young child who suffered a serious birth injury, you should realize that medical malpractice is a leading cause of many permanent or disabling health conditions. Whether your child’s problem resulted from prenatal ob-gyn malpractice or a serious mistake in the delivery room, the lawyers of Wells and McElwee, P.C., can review your case and give you the advice you need. Contact an experienced attorney at our law firm in Athens for a free consultation.

Skilled and experienced representation in serious birth injury litigation

Our three partners average nearly 30 years of trial experience each, so we know how to identify and overcome difficult problems of proof. We work with outstanding obstetric professionals whose expert opinion will be necessary to support your claim of malpractice against a doctor, nurse or hospital. We also work with experts in fields ranging from child development to economics in order to make an accurate projection of the compensation your family and your child will need to deal with permanent, disabling injuries.

We help families get the money they will need to ensure the best possible care, treatment and future quality of life for children injured by negligent care or procedures before, during and immediately after delivery. Our lawyers know how to establish liability in such birth injury cases as the following:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Severe fetal distress
  • Permanent brain damage due to inadequate oxygen
  • Serious scarring or disfigurement
  • Severe infections with permanent consequences
  • Death due to negligence during delivery

Our law firm’s long tradition of excellent client service also means that we will support you and your family through the challenges of finding an accurate diagnosis, locating resources for infants with special needs, and educating yourselves about the best ways to help your child overcome serious injuries from the very beginning of life.

Ask a Athens Medical Malpractice Attorney

For more information about our approach to client service in birth injury cases, call us at 706-410-1442 or fill out our short form for a free consultation with a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney.

Most often, we take accident claims on a contingent fee basis.  This means unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you, we will not charge a fee.  We collect no attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you.