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Nurses are often the primary medical professional involved in labor before delivery. By and large, these medical professionals do everything possible to help protect both mother and baby, but sometimes mistakes, oversights, or neglect can occur – and when this happens, injury to the baby may prove unavoidable.

Some of the most common mistakes made by nurses during labor are medication errors, failure to properly assess medical emergencies, failure to monitor for signs of fetal distress, and failure to promptly contact the attending physician in cases of emergency. This type of medical malpractice often leads to serious injury to the child, including:

These and other birth injuries caused by nursing negligence can have a profound impact on a child’s future as well as the financial and emotional health of the entire family. If your child has suffered an injury due to negligent nursing, we encourage you to use the contact form on this page or to call either of our Atlanta offices to learn more about your rights.


Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC is a birth injury law firm that places families first. Our experienced attorneys work with medical experts to identify all potential errors and build strong cases, doing everything possible to help obtain justice for our clients. While working on your case, we can assist you with finding needed birth injury resources, including support groups and organizations dedicated to helping families with special needs children get the services they need.

Prepared to stand by your side until the very end, our birth injury lawyers are here to answer all questions, provide a calm and consistent source of information, and help your family through this often trying time. Please call us at 404-760-7400 to schedule a free case review and learn more.

Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC maintains offices in Twin Premier Plaza and Druid Hills. We serve families dealing with birth injury throughout Georgia. If your child’s injury makes travel difficult, we can send one of our experienced birth injury attorneys to you for your cost and obligation-free consultation.