Birth Injury

Childbirth is in any case a landmark event. However, problems do occur, and sometimes have life-changing effects. Not every birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, but if obstetrical negligence caused a serious injury to a baby or the mother, the responsible parties should be held accountable for their neglect. If your child, or your child's mother, suffered a serious injury before, during, or after childbirth, how do you know if it is actually a case of medical negligence?

At James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., we are committed advocates of the injured. Lead attorney Jim Arruebarrena has twenty years of experience in evaluating claims, and will be happy to review your case and explain what your options are. Contact our office to arrange a free and confidential consultation.

Jim works with medical experts and experienced birth injury lawyers to identify evidence of obstetric negligence, hospital negligence, and anesthesia malpractice. Our firm represents clients in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houma, Kenner, New Iberia and other communities on New Orleans Gulf Coast, and is prepared to handle birth injury claims involving the following factors:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Damage
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Forceps injury
  • Failure to monitor the fetal heartbeat
  • Wrongful death of the infant or mother
  • Incorrect manipulation/turning during birth
  • Failure to diagnose a condition where the baby's head is too large for the birth canal
  • Birth trauma due to failure to perform a cesarean section despite evidence of fetal distress

It could be negligence on the part of the doctor, nurse, hospital, or delivery room staff—all you know is that your baby was unnecessarily injured. Attorney Jim Arruebarrena can help. Contact our New Orleans office to arrange a free and confidential consultation and case evaluation.