Skilled Attorneys For Birth Injury Claims

As many of the firm's most serious cases involve newborns and children, birth injury and pediatric claims represent a major focus of the practice of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation.

A birth injury involves damage that occurs to a fetus or baby during the birthing process, including injuries during pregnancy, labor, delivery or neonatal care. While a birth injury can be caused by uncontrollable factors, there are some instances where the birth injury could have been prevented, but for the negligence of a medical professional.

Lawyers from The Bowling Law Firm are recognized by their peers to be leaders in trial practice and complex medical litigation. Lawyers from the Firm have been selected by Super Lawyers (reserved for the top 5%), and The American Board of Trial Advocates (requiring extensive jury trial experience). Attorney David Bowling carries Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV-Preeminent rating for ability and ethics.

When a birth injury is caused by medical malpractice, a lawsuit can be brought against the negligent medical provider. The Bowling Law Firm has extensive experience evaluating and litigating a broad variety of birth injury claims. Additionally, the Firm also frequently handles and takes to trial pediatric medical malpractice cases.

Call 504-613-4561 or 877-757-3539 to discuss your specific situation in a confidential consultation. We do not use nonlawyer personnel to screen calls, so you will have the opportunity to speak to one of the Firm's attorneys directly about your potential case.

Based in New Orleans and Gulfport, the firm serves clients throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.

Did Your Doctor or Hospital Make Mistakes?

Obstetric and pediatric negligence commonly leading to birth injuries can include:

  • Improper technique in an instrumental delivery (vacuum or forceps injury)
  • Birth asphyxia/hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (oxygen deprivation) resulting in cerebral palsy
  • Improper evaluation of a large-for-date infant
  • Failure to adequately monitor for signs of fetal distress or failure to progress
  • Failure to make a timely decision to perform a cesarean section
  • Failure to properly manage shoulder dystocia, resulting in Erb's palsy/brachia plexus injury

Negligence during the labor and delivery process can cause unnecessary delays in making important decisions such as the decision to perform a cesarean section (C-section). These delays can cause the infant to suffer a loss of oxygen to the brain (causing cerebral palsy or other consequences of brain damage). Negligence during the delivery process can result in Erb's Palsy due to the failure to properly manage shoulder dystocia. .

Do You Have A Case?

The experienced birth and pediatric injury attorneys of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, represent clients throughout Louisiana and Mississippi who have suffered serious injuries as a result of another individual's negligence or wrongdoing. Utilizing their network of medical resources, our attorneys carefully evaluate birth injury cases in order to identify whether the birth injury was caused by medical negligence and if the victim is entitled to compensation.

Cerebral palsy (CP), Erb's palsy, brain injuries and other birth injuries can be caused by any number of factors. The medical malpractice attorneys of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, review medical records and thoroughly investigate the events surrounding the pregnancy, labor and delivery, and follow-up care in order to expose medical negligence.

Contact Our Trial Attorneys Today

The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, is equipped to handle complex medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries. Call our office to speak with one of the firm's attorneys or complete the online form.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.