We understand the discovery of a birth injury will take a toll on your family. Birth injuries cause physical and emotional trauma. Sometimes lifelong disabilities can develop as a result. When a preventable medical mistake causes an injury to your baby, you have rights under the law.
If your child suffered from medical malpractice, we want to help. Our birth injury attorneys in Louisiana can assist you in filing a lawsuit against the medical professional responsible for your child’s injury. You may be able to recover your financial losses.
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Liable Parties in a Birth Injury Lawsuit
Whoever caused your baby’s condition can be held responsible for negligence. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes during pregnancy. Additionally, other parties involved in your baby’s birth and medical care may be liable, including:
- The hospital
- Your obstetrician
- The anesthesiologist
- Medical students
We can help you even if your child was not born at a hospital. Your midwife or doula may also be liable. Our birth injury lawyers in Louisiana can investigate the cause of your baby’s injury to determine who is liable.
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Damages You Can Claim in a Birth Injury Lawsuit
Recovering damages in a birth injury lawsuit can help you provide the care your child needs. The settlement or court award you can expect will depend on your losses related to your child’s condition. The damages you can recover can include any of the following:
- Medical bills for diagnosis
- Rehabilitation treatments
- Future costs of medical care
- Medical equipment
- Pain and suffering
If your child needs mobility devices or home modifications to improve accessibility, these may also be included in your claim. It’s essential to keep records of all out-of-pocket expenses. A birth injury attorney in Louisiana can calculate your total damages to assign a value to your case.
Can I Afford to Hire a Birth Injury Lawyer?
We understand that your family may be struggling to pay hospital bills on top of your normal expenses. Parents experience high costs of raising children with special needs. Your main priority should be to provide for your family. The last thing we want to do is contribute to your financial burden.
Our legal team will work on your case on a contingency-fee basis. You will not encounter any upfront charges. Our service fee is paid by a percentage of the settlement we win for you. If we are unable to win your case, you won’t owe us anything.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?
In Louisiana, birth injury lawsuits must be filed in a timely manner. Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) Article 3492, you have one year after the injury to file your lawsuit. If you let the statute of limitations expire, you may miss your chance to recover your losses.
Because some birth injuries go undiagnosed for months, Louisiana allows some leeway in the deadline to file. If the damage isn’t discovered until later, you may file within three years of your child’s injury.
Speak With a Louisiana Birth Injury Attorney
The Louisiana birth injury lawyers at Birth Injury Lawyers Group are ready to start working on your case. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and give you legal advice. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.
Birth injuries can cause lifelong harm but your time to act is limited. Don’t miss out on your chance to recover damages and hold the liable parties responsible.