Doctors, nurses, and healthcare personnel are expected to provide a high level of care during delivery in order to ensure that babies arrive safely and without complications. If negligence or medical errors resulted in your child suffering a birth injury, then our lawyers can help. We have fought for victims in New Orleans, Metairie, and Kenner and have helped them receive substantial financial restitution. Our birth injury attorneys can help ensure that the medical professionals responsible for your child’s injury are held accountable for their actions.
Birth Injury Causes
Under medical malpractice law, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff can be held responsible if they fail to meet a reasonable standard of care at all times. If they fail to provide this level of care during delivery, then fetal distress, seizures, and other complications can result. Birth injuries can also occur if the baby is delivered feet or buttocks first or if the baby’s shoulder gets lodged behind the mother’s pelvic bone. If your baby has suffered a birth injury, contact the lawyers at Harrell & Nowak to discuss your case and explore your legal options.
Types of Birth Injury
Two of the most common types of birth injuries are cerebral palsy and Erb’s Palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused by complications such as a breech delivery, and Erb’s Palsy is caused when the baby’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone. Cerebral palsy can affect muscle control and body movement, brain function, vision, hearing, and other abilities, while Erb’s Palsy causes paralysis in the arm. These conditions can limit the baby’s quality of life and can require continuous medical care. Our birth injury attorneys will work to ensure that victims and their families receive financial settlements that cover the financial and emotional costs of these injuries.
Contact our Birth Injury Lawyers Serving New Orleans, Metairie, and Kenner
If you suspect that medical malpractice may to be blame for complications that arose during the birth of your child, contact our birth injury attorneys and lawyers today serving New Orleans, Metairie, and Kenner.