New Orleans Birth Injury Lawyer

Seek Justice for Your Child’s Injuries

Child birth should be a joyful and beautiful time for you and your family. However, when an obstetrician makes a careless mistake, the consequences can be devastating. We put our faith and our trust in the practitioners that provide treatment throughout labor and delivery, because our lives and the lives of our children are in their hands. At James Flinn, Attorney at Law, we believe in holding medical professionals to a high standard of care, and taking action when that standard is violated.

Our team of legal professionals is ready to be in your corner to pursue medical malpractice claims on the basis of a birth injury. Attorney Flinn was named to the list of National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, which is a testament to his success and skill as a young personal injury lawyer. Our firm is passionate about providing dedicated and personalized legal counsel to families who have been forced to suffer tragedies because of a mistake that could have been prevented.

Birth Injury Liability

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for births to have complications and difficulties. It is up to an obstetrician to act according to the standards of competence and comply with protocol to monitor the well-being of the child and mother. If an obstetrician acted in a manner that violated the standard of care and was the direct cause of your child’s injury, he or she should is liable for the damages you and your family have been forced to endure.

The key to determining whether or not a medical professional is liable for your child’s injury is understanding whether or not an injury was preventable. In reality, medical practice is not a perfect science, and even the most competent of doctors may not be able to prevent certain conditions. Thus it is important to know the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury. Defects are considered conditions that are genetic or otherwise unpreventable, while injuries are the result of controllable factors that could have been avoided if different decisions were made.

Common acts of negligence in labor and delivery include:

  • Failing to diagnose infant abnormality
  • Incorrectly using of forceps or vacuums
  • Failing to recognize distress
  • Failing to detect the need for and perform a C-section
  • Failing to properly monitor oxygen intake
  • failing to monitor the mother’s condition

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If you or your child suffered an injury because of the negligent actions of your doctor, you have the right to pursue restitution. A birth injury can result in serious and long-term conditions that can significantly impact the quality of your child’s life. Additionally, it can require extensive medical care and treatment for years to come, meaning bills and financial strain that you would not have needed had the obstetrician acted with more care.

Examples of birth injuries include:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Infections
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Muscle-related injuries

Retain Compassionate, Aggressive Counsel

At James Flinn, Attorney at Law, we are passionate about helping New Orleans victims of medical malpractice seek the justice that they deserve for injuries caused to their children during labor and delivery. Our team of legal professionals will fight with the efficiency and diligence that you deserve to ensure that obstetricians are held accountable for negligent and reckless actions. We work on contingency fees, which means that you won’t pay us unless we successfully recover for you.

Your initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by getting started!