Personal Injury

Birth Injuries

Few events in life are as overwhelming and painful as having an infant injured due to the negligence of doctors or other healthcare providers at or prior to your child’s birth. Sometimes those injuries heal, but in other cases a newborn may suffer brain or spinal injuries, oxygen deprivation, and other severe injuries that may leave lasting, even permanent, disabilities. Common birth injuries include, but are not limited to: cerebral palsy; hypoxia; brain ischemia or hemorrhage; infections (in the mother and/or the child) that are not properly prevented, detected, monitored, or treated; prolapsed umbilical cords; brachial plexus (including Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy); shoulder dystocia; and fractured or broken bones.

Birth-injury lawsuits are among the most complex types of cases. Parks, Chesin & Walbert lawyers have years of experience representing families in connection with these cases. Indeed, our Georgia birth injury attorneys have handled cases that made groundbreaking law, such as a recent case in which the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision in Kesterson v. Jarrett, 297 Ga. 386 (2012). In that case, the Court reversed the rulings of the lower courts that had excluded our client – an injured child who was so badly hurt she could not testify – from the jury’s view. The Supreme Court argument can be watched here.

Our lawyers handle birth injury and other personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we win. Sometimes birth injuries are immediately identified, while other times they can take time to become apparent.

Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death

The lawyers at Parks, Chesin & Walbert handle a variety of other cases involving severe or permanent injuries or death caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts of others. Some of the most rewarding cases we have handled involve novel legal theories that our attorneys helped pioneer. We aren’t afraid of a challenge, we aren’t intimidated by insurance companies, and most importantly, we aren’t willing to take a case that we aren’t prepared to take all the way to trial if that’s what it means to get full compensation for our clients. All of our personal injury matters are handled on contingency fees, so you won’t pay any attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.

Dangerous Product Defects

State and federal laws and regulations are intended to protect consumers from defective and dangerous products, and if one of these products causes you to be injured or your loved one to die, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against whoever designed, manufactured, marketed, or sold the product.

Whether the product that harmed you or your loved one was a vehicle, a piece of construction equipment, a medical device or product, a child’s toy, or an item of clothing, Parks, Chesin & Walbert’s Georgia products liability lawyers are available to evaluate your case and help you pursue claims you may have. As with our other cases involving personal injuries, your initial case evaluation is free and you won’t pay any attorneys’ fees unless we make a recovery on your behalf, so contact us today if you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a defective or malfunctioning product.

Medical Malpractice

For more than 30 years, attorneys at Parks, Chesin & Walbert have represented individuals who have been injured or killed as a result of negligent medical care. As much as we would like to believe that these cases are uncommon, a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that medical errors in hospitals and other healthcare facilities claim more than 250,000 lives per year and may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. These findings were reported in the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report.

Medical malpractice cases may involve misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose a problem (such as cancer), surgical or medication errors, birth injuries, nursing home abuse or neglect, infections, and many other things. Whatever the specific medical problem, these cases are complex and challenging, and the best medical malpractice lawyer must have a thorough knowledge of both legal and medical issues. Parks, Chesin & Walbert has the people, resources, and experience to investigate and successfully pursue these claims for clients throughout the state of Georgia and, where appropriate, elsewhere.

If you have been injured or your loved one was hurt or killed as the result of possible medical malpractice, call us today for a free case evaluation. You won’t pay any attorneys’ fees unless we recover damages on your behalf.

Motor Vehicles

When you or your loved one has suffered injuries or even death as the result of someone else’s careless driving, you need a team of lawyers who will give your case the personal attention it needs. At Parks, Chesin & Walbert, we represent victims who have been injured or killed in car wrecks, drunk-driving accidents, and collisions involving trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Our goal is to maximize our clients’ recoveries to ensure that they are fully compensated for their medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, disfigurement, and future needs. We aren’t intimidated by insurance companies, and we believe that any case worth taking on is worth taking to trial. We handle these cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you win.

For a free consultation or more information about the services we can offer victims of car and truck accidents, call us at 877-986-5529 or contact us online today.

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