You went into labor. You packed your bags and headed to the hospital or birthing facility of your choice. You were nervous but excited to finally bring your little one into the world and into your home. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong, and instead of celebrating the new life, when all was said and done, you went home to make funeral arrangements. When a birth injury contributes to infant death, parents in Louisiana may have legal recourse.
While labor and delivery is a natural process, it does not mean that it always goes smoothly. It is different for every woman. The actions of medical providers during the labor and delivery process can make all the difference when it comes to the mother and child making it to the end unscathed. Sadly, every year, numerous infants experience birth injuries, and some of them die as a result of these injuries.
If you lost your baby in childbirth or soon after, you have the right to question why it happened and who is responsible. Sometimes, it just happens for what seems to be no reason at all. On the other hand, sometimes, it is the result of medical negligence. Identifying the cause can help parents as they strive to move forward after such a tragic event.
If you believe medical negligence contributed to the birth injury that ultimately killed your child, you may have legal recourse. Civil actions may be filed against the hospital, care facility and care providers in an effort to seek relief for your losses. Such cases may be resolved through litigation in a Louisiana civil court or through out-of-court settlement negotiations.