Infant Brain Damage

Infant Brain Injury Complications From Labor and Delivery

Good care from obstetricians and neonatal doctors can often prevent or minimize infant brain damage. Proper interpretation of the fetal heart monitor is important, as are the right preventative actions such as emergency cesarean section if necessary to prevent infant brain damage.

Are you new parents to an infant with brain damage, and do you have questions about whether your baby’s birth injury could have been prevented if only the medical staff had taken proper actions? Only medical experts can answer that question.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Broussard & Hart, L.L.C., have had significant success in medical malpractice cases. Our attorneys work closely with a network of medical experts, including specialists in the causes and prevention of infant brain damage during labor and delivery.

Causes and effects of infant brain damage
To bring a successful medical malpractice claim after a birth injury resulting in brain damage, your lawyers must show that the hospital staff failed to follow standard procedures to prevent or minimize the infant’s brain damage. Common reasons why newborn babies experience brain damage during the labor and delivery process include:

  • Asphyxia
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Forceps and vacuum pump injuries
  • Wrongfully delayed birth
  • Oxygen deprivation, which is called hypoxia
  • Other brain trauma

Practical case evaluation in a compassionate atmosphere
At Broussard & Hart, L.L.C., we have handled enough medical malpractice cases to know that your family probably has other priorities right now besides taking legal action against the hospital that caused your baby’s brain damage.

However, it is very important to consult an attorney as soon as possible. At the very least, discuss the facts with a lawyer before signing any agreement with the hospital or the hospital’s insurance company.

Schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Lake Charles medical malpractice attorney at Broussard & Hart, L.L.C. Call 337-439-2450 (Toll Free: 866-281-4774) or contact us online.

View the Medical Malpractice Sitemap

Contact Us at 337-439-2450 or fill out the form below.

24 Hour Response

Our attorneys will review your case and represent you throughout your medical malpractice claim. Contact Broussard & Hart L.L.C. today for help pursuing a medical malpractice settlement. Your first consultation is free and we won’t charge fees unless money is recovered.

Learn More about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

What Kind of Mistakes Amount to Medical Malpractice?
What Are Anesthesia Errors?
What Doctors Don’t Want You to Know
Does Medical Malpractice Affect Availability of Care?
Louisiana Medical Malpractice: What You Need to Know
Is There A Damages Cap on a Medical Malpractice Claim in Louisiana?
Medical Malpractice Insurance Providers Have Unfair Advantage
My Surgery Had a Poor Outcome. Is that Malpractice?

More on our Blog