Birth Injury

Caring for a child who has suffered a birth injury can be extraordinarily challenging—physically, emotionally, and financially. Birth injuries often necessitate lifelong medical care, therapies, nursing, medication, specialized equipment, attendant care, and living facilities, the costs of which are significant and more than most families can bear.

At Finch McCranie, we empathize with families and children whose lives have been forever altered due to the negligence of medical professionals during childbirth. We are committed to helping families navigate the legal complexities of these cases and to alleviating families’ financial burdens and anxieties about the future, allowing parents to prioritize providing love and emotional support for their child.

Our team has years of experience representing these families and has helped to secure tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We have successfully handled cases involving a range of birth injuries, including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy, and brachial plexus injuries resulting from a failure to ensure the safe and timely delivery of babies showing signs of fetal distress.

If your family has been affected by a birth injury, you don't have to face it alone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you navigate this challenging time and fight for the care and compensation your child needs.

Maternal, Fetal, and Infant Death

The death of a mother or baby during or related to childbirth is a devastating tragedy. Families who suffer such losses often find themselves overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next.

In Georgia, the law recognizes claims for wrongful death, acknowledging the value of a life lost due to the negligence of others.

When a child loses their life during or related to labor and delivery due to the carelessness of others, the law allows parents to bring a claim for the wrongful death of their child.

In the case of a mother who dies related to the birth of her child, Georgia law generally allows for the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the decedent, depending on the circumstances, to bring the wrongful death claim.

Georgia recognizes the “full value of the life” of the deceased as determined from the perspective of the person who died. The full value of life includes tangible aspects, such as the decedent’s lost potential earnings and the value of any household tasks they would have performed but also includes intangible aspects, such as their relationships, family, and reasons for living.

In addition, the family of the deceased may also bring a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the decedent, including claims for the conscious pain and suffering experienced by the deceased.

Our team has successfully represented families whose mothers or children have died due to, among other things, failure to recognize and act upon signs of maternal hemorrhage, uterine rupture, placental abruption, prolonged hypoxia, or fetal asphyxia.

If your family has experienced the tragic loss of a loved one during childbirth, we understand the profound grief and challenges you may be facing. Our team is here to provide support and legal guidance during this difficult time.

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If your family has suffered a loss related to a birth injury caused by the carelessness of others, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

What Our Clients Say About Us
They did an outstanding job in a very complicated case. They worked tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome, which has meant that I am now able to enjoy my life again. My family and I will forever be grateful to them and their excellent team. A.R.
You guys are the BEST!! If I did not say before. As you probably know, this was one of the most trying times, to me, in my life. I have always felt that God has been watching over us, & that we were sent to [Finch McCranie] that day. Anonymous
They addressed my issues immediately and they were very helpful, timely and courteous all along the way, even though I was several states away. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing assistance with any type of legal problem. L.K.
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