Birth injury cases in Louisiana are governed by the state’s medical malpractice laws. Birth injuries more commonly occur during the birthing process, but can also be caused by negligent care during pregnancy. Some babies are born with birth defects that develop during pregnancy and cannot be prevented. However, other birth injuries are the result of unnecessary trauma during the labor and delivery. They vary from minor injuries that are temporary and involve a short hospital stay to long-term or permanent medical conditions that require ongoing or lifetime care. Many birth injuries require costly surgeries or treatment.
The attorneys at Marchand Law Firm have extensive experience in handling these types of lawsuits and can assist in determining whether your child may have been injured due to medical malpractice.