Birth injuries are any type of harm to a baby that occurs during or near the time of birth. These injuries can turn what should be a happy moment for your family into a complicated and uncertain future for your child. If you suspect your child has experienced a birth injury in Louisiana, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care your child may need.
Birth injuries can come with a variety of diagnoses, and can result in disability. Some delays in a child’s development may not appear until they start missing developmental milestones.
Often, the cause of a birth injury can be traced back to specific events during pregnancy or labor and delivery. The risk for birth injury can greatly increase if hospital staff takes the wrong actions or fails to act in time. Experienced birth injury attorneys are well-versed in interpreting medical records and can help decipher the events at birth to determine whether the injury was due to medical malpractice.
Statute of Limitations
If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. The statute may differ depending on what kind of facility the negligence or malpractice occurred in. In Louisiana, you currently have one year from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in Louisiana
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country. Our unique focus on birth injury allows us to provide both knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases and the compassion each family needs for their case.
Common Birth Injuries
About ABC Law Centers
The attorneys at ABC Law Centers have exclusively handled birth injury cases since the firm’s inception in 1997. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized for their work in birth injury. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation, and we do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.