Lafayette LA Birth Injury Lawyer

Louisiana Cerebral Palsy Brain Injury Attorney

When a child is diagnosed with a birth injury or birth defect, it can be difficult for the parents to comprehend. They may inquire about the cause of the birth injury or what could have been done to avoid the birth injury. Although parents may be given information about the birth injury and information about the events surrounding the birth, the question of "Why" may never truly be answered. That is until an experienced attorney steps in.

Attorney Sera H. Russell has been practicing law since 1978 and has always been committed to obtaining fair compensation and justice for clients in the Lafayette area. He helps our clients obtain answers and rightful compensation for birth injuries resulting from medical negligence.

Mr. Russel encourages clients to contact his law office within the first year of the birth injury to pursue justice. He helps protect families' rights before the statue of limitations could potentially put a settlement offer at risk.

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Errors or Negligence

Not all birth injuries are the result of medical negligence. Therefore, when evaluating your situation, we use the expertise of trusted medical professionals to examine your facts and determine if you have a case. If the medical care provided during pregnancy, labor or post-childbirth deviates from the accepted standard of care, medical malpractice has occurred. Doctors, nurses, other medical providers and even the medical facility can be held responsible for medical negligence that leads to birth injuries.

The Law Office of Sera H. Russell, III represents clients in medical malpractice lawsuits involving anoxia/hypoxia (insufficient oxygen to the brain) that leads to cerebral palsy or other brain injury. Our law firm also handles birth injury cases involving shoulder dystocia-induced erb's palsy and other birth injuries.

Birth injury medical malpractice claims can arise from situations involving the following:

  • Failure to recognize signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to properly monitor conditions during labor
  • Failure to provide adequate follow up care
  • Failure to perform a cesarean section (c-section) on abnormally large babies
  • Failure to perform a c-section on breech babies
  • Delayed decision to perform a c-section when there are signs of distress
  • Other negligence of the doctors, nurses or other medical professionals

Ask a Lawyer About Your Child's Birth Injury

In your initial consultation, we will review your case at no charge. If we believe you have a medical malpractice case, we charge a percentage of the final recovery. It will cost you nothing to ask your questions and have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation.