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A baby's hand around an adult's fingerThis is the second post addressing frequently asked questions about birth injuries. In case you missed it, the first part is here. If you think your child has suffered a birth injury, contact the Georgia birth injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd right away. 

What Are the Most Common Birth Injuries?

There are many different types of injuries that can occur during birth. Some of the most common injuries are as follows: 

A baby's hand in an adult's handChildbirth is one of the most beautiful moments in a mother’s life, and yet can also be tremendously overwhelming. In the hours and days following the birth of your child, you may begin to worry that something isn’t quite right with your baby. Many mothers are afraid to trust themselves, doubting that something could have gone wrong. Trust your instincts – birth injuries are more common than you think. 

Founded in 1992, the Atlanta birth injury lawyers at Slappey & Sadd have the knowledge and experience you need to help you with your birth injury case. If you suspect that your child has suffered a birth injury, call us today at 888-474-9616 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation. 

What is a Birth Injury?

A stethoscope hanging on the wallWe’ve written before about birth injuries, but a recent case from Columbus, Georgia serves as a reminder of how often these occur and how serious they can be. The case arose from a circumcision performed in 2013 where there were a number of failures on the part of the OB/GYN practice – (1) the nurse-midwife accidentally amputated the tip of the boy’s penis; (2) they failed to take steps for it to be reattached in a timely manner; and (3) they failed to inform the boy’s mother of the amputation or that it could be reattached. The plaintiff’s attorney argued that the boy will face a lifetime of complications as a result of the injury.  

We’ve been raised to trust our doctors, and the vast majority of those medical professionals are truly deserving of our trust. However, even good doctors can make mistakes. Some are reckless in caring for their patients, such as the “dancing doctor” that we covered earlier this summer. Sometimes a skilled physician makes a mistake, but then goes out of his way to cover it up and thereby further jeopardizes his patient’s health. The bottom line is that these cases happen more often than you think and can lead to a lifetime of health problems and even death.  

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