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Contact a Louisiana birth injury lawyer to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at The Young Firm.

The Young Firm
400 Poydras Street, Suite 2090
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Toll Free: (504) 608-6308
Local: (504) 608-6308
Facsimile: (504) 680-4101

New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Injury Lawyer

Tragically, medical malpractice can have dire effects on patients of any age, including newborn babies. The process of delivering a baby requires precision, skill, and extraordinary concentration on the part of medical professionals, particularly when complications arise. Sometimes, birth injuries occur even when every standard of safety and care is met. Too often, however, a child's injury could have been prevented with reasonable care and proper and timely responses to potential complications. When a baby is injured due to a medical professional's negligence or failure to act, the parents may be entitled to financial compensation for the compromise to their child's health.

At The Young Firm in Louisiana, each birth injury lawyer knows exactly how precious the life of a child is to his or her parents, and we understand that no amount of money could ever truly compensate for the consequences of a birth injury. However, in representing the parents of birth injury victims, our attorneys are also giving voice to the innocent children who cannot defend their own rights, as well as sending a message to healthcare providers that professional negligence will not be tolerated. With the aid of one of our experienced, compassionate attorneys, you can ensure that some degree of justice will be served on behalf of your baby. Contact a New Orleans, Louisiana birth injury attorney to schedule a free consultation.

Common Birth Injuries

A child's birth injury can range from temporary bruising of the head and face to more serious conditions such as cerebral palsy, brachial plexus, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and even wrongful death.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a severe, incurable disorder of the brain that is generally caused by a disruption to brain circulation before or during birth. A child born with cerebral palsy may experience serious complications with motor skills, muscle tone, and muscle movement.

Brachial Plexus

A brachial plexus injury occurs when the nerves that connect a newborn's arm and spinal cord are stretched or torn. This birth injury can result in permanent paralysis of the arms, hands, and occasionally face. In nearly every case of brachial plexus, the injury could have been prevented with proper care.

Contact a Louisiana birth injury attorney to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer at The Young Firm. We have the sensitivity and compassion to guide you through this difficult time.

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Birth Injury Causes

There is a bond of trust between medical professionals and their patients. When a mother gives birth, she trusts that the doctors, nurses, and other personnel in the room will perform their duties with competence and extreme care. She has every right to expect that, in the case of a difficult or prolonged labor, these professionals will respond quickly and correctly to whatever complications may arise. When a medical caregiver breaches this trust by acting negligently, the baby can be deprived of oxygen and adequate blood flow, resulting in a birth injury.

Birth injuries may also occur when a physician or caregiver uses force or dangerous equipment, such as forceps or a vacuum, to pull the baby from the birthing canal. Also, delay in performing a cesarean section can leave both the mother and the child at risk of serious birth injury.

If you suspect that malpractice or negligence contributed to your child's injury, contact a New Orleans, Louisiana birth injury attorney. A lawyer at The Young Firm will carefully evaluate your claim and explain your legal options.

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Contact a Louisiana Birth Injury Attorney

Our birth injury lawyers will fight to obtain compensation from all parties responsible for your child's suffering, including physicians, nurses, and other medical staff. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana birth injury lawyer, contact an attorney at The Young Firm's New Orleans office today. We can use our knowledge and experience to bring at least some justice to your family during this tragic time.

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