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Medication Errors

Our Lawyers Understand Risk Factors

Medications given to pregnant women or their newborn children can cause serious injuries, especially during the labor or delivery process. If medical professionals make mistakes, the mother or newborn child can sustain serious labor and delivery injuries.

This is especially true for newborn babies, who develop rapidly mentally and physically at such a young age. That's why mistakes that might seem minor for adults can have catastrophic consequences during the delivery or labor process.

When these mistakes happen in Georgia, families trust us to make things right. That's because the birth injury attorneys at the Tyrone Law Firm, PC have dedicated their careers to helping injured newborns and their mothers get the justice they rightfully deserve.

Common Mistakes

There are many different ways pregnant women and newborn children can sustain serious injuries due to medication errors during the labor or delivery process. First and foremost, doctors can prescribe the wrong drug or administer the wrong dosage amount. The drug can also be administered at the wrong rate - too much or not enough of certain drugs.

Such mistakes can be especially harmful to children who are still in the womb since many pregnant women are given powerful pain-relief drugs before going into labor and delivering a baby. Such drugs often include Stadol, Demerol, fentanyl, or morphine. These powerful drugs are often administered one of two ways to pregnant women in labor:

  • Epidural - Pain-relief drugs administered during a catheter in a pregnant woman's spine.
  • Intravenous (IV) narcotics - Pain-relief drugs given through an IV a woman's arm.

If an anesthesiologist or another medical professional makes a mistake, the consequences can be serious for the mother and the baby.

Common Injuries

There are many different types of injuries unborn babies can sustain due to medication errors during the labor and delivery process. In the case of children still inside their mother, such injuries include:

  • Brain damage
  • Development delays

There are many other types of injuries caused by medication errors during labor or delivery. And in each case, we want to meet with you and find out how we can help your family.

We Can Help

Our experienced Atlanta birth injury lawyers and dedicated support staff have extensive knowledge about birth injuries due to medication errors. That's because our law firm has successfully resolved so many complicated cases involving birth injuries.

And since we handle a select number of cases, we can focus our attention on your family's unique legal needs. That's why people throughout Georgia routinely rely on us to handle their birth injury case. They know we always put our clients' best interests first.

Find out how we can help you. Schedule your free consultation at our Atlanta office. If don't receive any financial compensation, you owe us nothing. We work this way because we believe strongly in helping people who need our help the most, regardless of how much money they have. Count on us. Contact the Tyrone Law Firm today.

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Atlanta, GA 30361
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