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A Mother’s Story: Medical Malpractice And Birth Injury

When you are receiving care in a hospital, you expect the care to be first-rate.  After all, the nurses, physicians and support staff are all highly trained.

Even with all the training – and education – mistakes do happen.  These include inattentiveness, carelessness, even training errors…. the list can be lengthy.

My name is Mike Gertler.   I’m a Medical Malpractice Attorney in New Orleans and the managing partner of the Gertler Law Firm.

I’d like to share a story with you about a medical malpractice case our firm was involved in.  The reason I want to share this particular story is because the lawsuit involves a highly emotional area of medical malpractice – birth injury.

T.B. (to protect this person’s identity I’ll use her initials) was introduced to me by one of our administrative assistants.  She’d recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl.

During the delivery of her child, something went wrong – one of the child’s shoulders got stuck, requiring immediate emergency attention.

Unfortunately, the delivery was improperly performed resulting in permanent nerve injury to the child.

This condition (called Erb’s Palsy) has caused permanent physical and psychological effects on the child, and limits the use of her affected arm.

T.B. was very concerned because her daughter would have to undergo long-term rehabilitation and physical therapy.

The total cost of the therapy, and the time she would have away from work while at rehab with her child, was a considerable concern.  She didn’t know how she was going to manage that – or afford it.

After listening to T.B. detail her situation and researching the incident further, I filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on her behalf for the child’s birth injury.

And in recent months, we secured a large, confidential settlement for T.B.

Our goal is to do the same for you – pursue your case with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

If you need a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer, please call our office at 504-581-6411…. if the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 877-581-6411.

The call or meeting is confidential – and absolutely FREE.

And for all medical malpractice cases, including birth injuries, the firm operates on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge for our services unless we secure a settlement for you or are successful in the courtroom.  You will also not have to pay for any costs or expenses related to your case if there is no award or settlement.

I thank you for visiting our website…. and if you need help, please do call.