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New Orleans Birth Injury Lawyer

There are many risks to a mother and her baby during pregnancy, labor and delivery. The job of the OB-GYN and obstetric nurses is to be vigilant and minimize these risks. Errors or careless supervision by medical professionals in prenatal care, childbirth or postnatal care can result in nerve damage, brain damage or death of the baby, or serious harm to the mom.

The Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC seeks justice for parents who are grieving the unexpected death of a baby or dealing with the news that their newborn has severe disabilities. Practicing in southeast Louisiana for more than 20 years, John W. Redmann and his team of New Orleans birth injury lawyers have held physicians and hospitals responsible for birth injuries in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Holding Doctors Accountable for Birth Injury

Our team of New Orleans personal injury lawyers is recognized as leaders in personal injury law in Greater New Orleans and beyond. We have obtained many settlements and verdicts for medical negligence, and we can pursue justice for birth injury cases:

  • Cerebral palsy: brain damage affecting motor skills and cognitive development
  • Traumatic brain injury from forceps, vacuum extraction or hypoxia
  • Erb’s palsy: nerve damage resulting in paralysis or limited use of hands and arms
  • Death or injury in neonatal care (failure to treat jaundice or lung problems)
  • Hemorrhage, stroke, organ damage or other injuries to the mother

The obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) is responsible for monitoring the health of the mother and her developing fetus throughout pregnancy. This includes anticipating problems in childbirth such as a large head, prior difficult births or gestational diabetes or hypertension in the mother.

During labor and delivery, the OB-GYN and the nurses must be vigilant for signs of fetal distress. The most common birth injuries are (a) cerebral palsy from lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain and (b) injuries to the brachial plexus nerves in the baby’s shoulder. Our lawyers have the medical knowledge and legal experience to demonstrate failure to perform a timely C-section or improper technique or undue force in vaginal delivery.

Holding Doctors Accountable for Birth Injury

Long-Term Compensation for Permanent Birth Injury

We work to ensure that families are compensated for the harm and for a lifetime of special needs and consequences: corrective surgery, special medical care, permanent physical impairment, reduced IQ, loss of opportunities in life, the child’s pain and suffering, and the parents’ mental anguish.

OB-GYN physicians, hospitals and their insurance companies may fight birth injury lawsuits because of the potential for large damages and the threat to their reputation. You need an experienced trial lawyer like John W. Redmann who invests in the necessary medical experts and is not afraid to go to court in pursuit of justice.

To schedule a free initial consultation with a New Orleans birth injury attorney, contact us online or call (504) 500-5000. Proudly serving Gretna, Metairie, and all of Jefferson Parish!

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