Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer Serving New Orleans
Unfortunately, a large number of traumatic brain injuries occur to infants and children who are more susceptible to head injuries because their skulls have not fully hardened yet.
One common cause of infant brain damage is medical malpractice wherein the infant suffers a hypoxic-anoxic event during the birth process, resulting in decreased oxygen flow to the brain for a prolonged period of time.
Another common cause of infant/child brain damage is car accidents. If both you and your infant/child were involved in the same accident, unfortunately, your infant/child may have suffered more severe injuries than you, including a brain injury. Infants’ skulls are smaller than adults or even children so that the brain can expand and grow as necessary. However, this also leaves the infant brain at a greater potential risk of injury than in older people.
Brain injuries in children can be especially painful for families to cope with not only because the extreme grief over the disabilities the child will have to adapt to, but also because brain injured infants and children often require a lifetime of extensive rehabilitation and long term attendant care.
When an infant and/or child’s brain injury was caused by the negligence of others, you have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries to cover such costly medical expenses.
No law firm is better equipped to handle a personal injury claim stemming from a hypoxic-anoxic brain injury. Our team of brain injury attorneys is led by Dr. Joseph Kott. Dr. Kott became board certified in neurosurgery in 1983 and maintained an active neurosurgical practice until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Kott now practices as a trial lawyer in our firm and specializes in personal injury cases relating to brain injury, medical malpractice, and dangerous products.
If your infant or child has been involved in an accident and you believe they may have suffered a brain injury, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana brain injury lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.