Thanks to the efforts of medical researchers and advances in modern medical science, childbirth is not nearly as dangerous as it used to be. Even so, mysteries still exist, and there is still a lot that can go wrong in the delivery room. In other words, not every birth injury is preventable. Some, however, are.
If you and your family are coping with this kind of tragedy right now, don’t wait too long before talking with an attorney who has experience with birth injury lawsuits. Prompt investigation is crucial, and there are limits on how much time you have in which to file a claim.
Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi was founded in 1970 and has been helping victims of medical malpractice in the Memphis Tri-State Area ever since. Being in practice for that long means something. It means that we know what the laws are and how they’ve evolved over time. It means knowing what should and should not happen in the delivery room, as well as what evidence to look for in the medical records.
Most importantly, it means knowing doctors who are qualified and willing to testify for plaintiffs they believe have been harmed by medical negligence. Why is that so important? Because, without a doctor who will do that (and they’re not easy to find), you cannot even get into court.
No one expects doctors to be perfect. At the same time, every patient has the right to expect quality care. When doctors are overworked, trying to handle too many patients at once, or are simply too confident in their own decision-making skills and abilities, patients can pay a heavy price.
In birth injury cases, medical mistakes can mean a lifetime of healthcare needs for a child. When a doctor fails to check the oxygen levels or the heart rate monitor, a would-be-healthy baby could be born with cerebral palsy or serious brain damage. If a doctor fails to perform a Cesarean section or waits too long, nerve damage or conditions such as Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy could result.
We understand that catastrophic injury cases are different, and we work closely with various experts, as needed, to develop a life care plan that will ensure appropriate care, dignity, and quality of life for your child.
Whether you come to see us in Memphis or we travel to meet with you in your home or at the hospital, the consultation is free — no strings attached. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We have a second office located in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
We handle birth injury cases on a contingency basis. Our birth injury lawyers in Memphis do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
We are not afraid to go to trial and will fight for every dollar you deserve.
We utilize expert investigators, medical specialists & accident reconstructionists.
We will do whatever it takes to get you the money that you deserve, as quickly as possible.
We have an over 40-year track record of successful verdicts & settlements.
We'll guide you through each step of the process, from the moment you make the first call to the moment you get paid.
We are committed to being there for our clients whenever they need us & addressing questions, head-on.
43-year-old man injured in a motorcycle accident.