Last week on the blog we discussed cerebral palsy and the long-lasting effects such an injury can have on a child and his or her family. Every parent in Louisiana wants their newborn child to be as healthy as possible, but sometimes, regardless of how diligent parents are, a child is left with a significant birth injury. Far too often these injuries are caused by medical professionals who are inattentive, careless or fatigued. Regardless of the specifics of how a birth injury was caused, if a doctor or nurse’s negligence caused the harm, then a family might want to consider pursuing a medical malpractice claim.
There are many reasons why a medical malpractice lawsuit may prove beneficial. First, medical expenses can be exorbitant. Initial treatment on its own can be costly, but many birth injuries result in the need for long-term care, which can cost thousands of dollars. Second, a successful claim can send a message to negligent medical professionals and hospitals. For example, a successful lawsuit may lead to changed policies that serve to protect future patients.
Those who are dealing with the aftermath of a birth injury may have their family’s financial future on the line. At Tauzin & Lorio Attorneys at Law, we understand what is at stake. That is why we do everything we can for our clients to increase not only their chance of imposing liability, but also to pursue the full extent of their damages. Our attorneys know how to utilize available evidence to their clients’ benefit, and how to push back against aggressive defense attorneys.
Every day, we go to work for the people of Louisiana who have been wronged by the negligence of another. Our firm gives every claim the attention it needs and deserves, keeping our clients informed every step of the way. We diligently work to ensure our clients understand their options and their likelihood of success on a claim so that they can make the legal decisions that they believe support their best interests.