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Georgia Attorneys Helping Those Injured at Birth

Discovering that your child has sustained injuries during childbirth is an indescribable ordeal for any parent. It becomes even more distressing when these tragic birth injuries stem directly from the careless or negligent actions of the medical professionals entrusted with overseeing the pregnancy, labor and delivery process. The emotional anguish compounded by the realization that preventable errors led to your child’s suffering can be overwhelming. At Burnside Law Firm, we understand the gravity of such situations, and we are dedicated to holding accountable those responsible for such avoidable harm.

While not all birth injuries or obstetric complications result from medical negligence, it’s imperative to address cases where substandard care directly leads to harm during childbirth. When healthcare providers fail to uphold the accepted standards of care, resulting in harm to the infant or mother, legal action may be necessary to pursue justice and obtain rightful compensation. A medical malpractice lawsuit serves as a crucial means for families to seek redress, not only in terms of financial restitution but also in holding negligent doctors and hospitals accountable for their actions. Through legal recourse, families can strive to find closure, achieve a sense of accountability, and secure the resources needed to support their child’s ongoing care and well-being.

Birth Injuries Medical Malpractice

If your child has suffered a birth-related injury due to medical negligence, it’s essential to seek legal guidance promptly. The compassionate and experienced attorneys at Burnside Law Firm, located in Augusta and Athens, Georgia, are here to provide support and legal advocacy during this challenging time. By consulting with our legal team, you can explore your options, understand your rights and take the necessary steps toward seeking justice and obtaining the compensation your family deserves. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and begin the journey toward securing peace of mind and justice for your child.

When conducting a thorough examination of incidents involving birth injuries, our investigative process includes a comprehensive review aimed at identifying instances of doctor negligence or malpractice that may have contributed to the injuries. Some of the key areas we scrutinize include:

  • Failure to Monitor or Recognize Signs of Fetal Distress: Our investigation delves into whether healthcare providers neglected to monitor the baby’s vital signs adequately during labor and delivery or if they failed to recognize and respond promptly to indications of fetal distress, such as abnormal heart rate patterns or oxygen deprivation.
  • Failure to Detect Large Babies and Perform a Cesarean Section (C-Section): We assess whether medical professionals failed to accurately assess the size of the fetus and anticipate potential complications associated with delivering a large baby vaginally. In cases where a cesarean section could have mitigated risks to the baby’s health, we examine whether doctors neglected to recommend or perform this procedure in a timely manner.
  • Failure to Make Timely Decisions Regarding a C-Section: Our inquiry includes an evaluation of whether healthcare providers exhibited delays or indecision in determining the necessity of a cesarean section when faced with indications of fetal distress or other obstetric complications that warranted immediate intervention.
  • Failure to Exercise Caution When Using Vacuum or Forceps Devices: We investigate whether medical professionals failed to exercise appropriate caution and skill when employing vacuum extraction or forceps-assisted delivery techniques, potentially resulting in traumatic injuries to the baby’s head, neck, or shoulders.
  • Failure to Provide Adequate Postnatal Follow-up Care: Our investigation extends beyond the delivery room to assess whether healthcare providers neglected to provide comprehensive postnatal care to the mother and newborn. This includes monitoring for any signs of complications, ensuring proper healing and addressing any emerging health issues promptly.

By meticulously examining each of these potential areas of negligence or malpractice, the birth injury lawyers at Burnside Law Firm aim to uncover the full extent of what may have contributed to the birth injuries sustained by the infant. Through our diligent investigation and advocacy, we seek to hold accountable those responsible for any lapses in care and to secure the compensation and justice that families deserve.

Making a Better Life for Your Child After a Birth Injury

Children who endure the lasting effects of a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy (CP) or Erb’s palsy, often face unique challenges that significantly impact their quality of life. The ramifications of these injuries can extend far beyond physical limitations, influencing various aspects of daily living and developmental milestones. At our law firm, our dedicated attorneys are deeply committed to advocating for the rights of these children and their families, recognizing the importance of obtaining the comprehensive compensation necessary to support their journey toward maximizing their potential and living life to the fullest.

Our lawyers consider the need for specialized care and support services tailored to address the specific challenges posed by the birth injury. This may encompass expenses related to home modifications, assistive devices, adaptive equipment and personal care attendants, which are crucial in ensuring the child’s safety, comfort and independence. Additionally, we recognize the importance of providing access to mental health resources and counseling services to address the emotional toll that the birth injury may have on both the child and their family.

Contact Burnside Law Firm to Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Case

To find answers and learn more about how Burnside Law Firm can help with your birth injury case, contact our medical malpractice attorneys in Augusta or Athens, GA, to schedule a free initial consultation.

Our legal team will collaborate closely with experts in various fields, including life care planners and vocational specialists, to develop comprehensive care plans that outline the child’s future needs and associated costs. By meticulously documenting these requirements and advocating vigorously on behalf of our clients, we strive to secure the financial resources needed to safeguard the child’s well-being and maximize their potential for a fulfilling and meaningful life despite the challenges they face as a result of their birth injury.

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2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320


325 North Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264