Birth Injuries Can Happen When You Least Expect Them
Nurses, doctors and hospitals are all responsible for the safe delivery of a child and for following appropriate standards and procedures to prevent injury. Malpractice cases during birth are common because any act of negligence can result in serious and permanent injuries, even wrongful death.
At Vincent J. DeSalvo, Attorney at Law, our firm handles personal injury and medical malpractice law in Baton Rouge — a birth injury firm with extensive experience in high-stakes claims and trials.
When you and your child are suffering, contact a lawyer dedicated to helping you secure the compensation you deserve. Protect your rights by calling 225-224-0383 for a free consultation.
What To Expect During Birth Injury Investigations
If you suspect that your child’s injury or death was caused by medical malpractice or negligence, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. We work with medical experts in the field who will review Louisiana doctor’s records, consult with witnesses and assess the evidence in your case.
We will work collaboratively early on to determine whether injury to your child during labor or delivery was the result of negligence.
Experienced in birth injury cases involving:
- Brain damage, which can lead to a condition like cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia and conditions that may occur in unison, such as cord compression
- Loss of limb or other serious injuries
- Low birth weight and other complications of preeclampsia, which can damage internal organs and may cause death of the mother and/or unborn baby
- Negligent cesarean section or other surgical errors
- Failure to monitor or neglecting other prenatal warning signs
Do I Have A Claim? What Are My Next Steps?
When your child suffers a serious, permanent injury due to uncontrolled risks anytime during pregnancy, labor and delivery or if your family loses a newborn to medical negligence, you want answers. Our firm will inform you of your rights, help you explore your options and aggressively pursue your claims.
These cases can become complex quickly and often lead to a jury trial. Our attorneys are experienced in the discovery process and taking on formidable defendants, including doctors, hospitals and large insurance carriers, on behalf of our clients. When you want answers or a second opinion about your child’s injuries, you need an experienced birth injury and malpractice attorney. We’re ready to proceed with the insight that you need.