New Orleans Birth Injury Attorney
Holding Doctors Accountable For Birth Injury
Metairie Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Our legal team is recognized as leaders in personal injury law in Greater New Orleans and beyond. We have obtained many settlements and verdicts for medical negligence, and we can pursue justice for birth injury cases:
Cerebral palsy: brain damage affecting motor skills and cognitive development
Traumatic brain injury from forceps, vacuum extraction or hypoxia
Erb’s palsy: nerve damage resulting in paralysis or limited use of hands and arms
Death or injury in neonatal care (failure to treat jaundice or lung problems)
Hemorrhage, stroke, organ damage or other injury to the mother
The obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) is responsible for monitoring the health of the mother and her developing fetus throughout pregnancy. This includes anticipating problems in childbirth, such as a large head, prior difficult births, or gestational diabetes or hypertension in the mother.
During labor and delivery, the OB-GYN and the nurses must be vigilant for signs of fetal distress. The most common birth injuries are (a) cerebral palsy from lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain and (b) injuries to the brachial plexus nerves in the baby’s shoulder. Our lawyers have the medical knowledge and legal experience to demonstrate failure to perform a timely C-section or improper technique or undue force in vaginal delivery.
Long-Term Compensation For Permanent Birth Injury
We work to ensure that families are compensated for the harm and for a lifetime of special needs: corrective surgery, special medical care, permanent physical impairment, reduced IQ, loss of opportunities in life, the child’s pain and suffering, and the parents’ mental anguish.
OB-GYN physicians, hospitals and their insurance companies may fight birth injury lawsuits because of the potential for large damages and the threat to their reputation. You need an experienced trial lawyer like John W. Redmann who invests in the necessary medical experts and is not afraid to go to court in pursuit of justice.
To schedule a free initial consultation with a New Orleans birth injury attorney, contact us online or by calling 504-433-5550.
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