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
Contact our firm for the dedicated representation you need!
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
- 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.
consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by getting started!