Birth Injury Attorneys in Texas
Experienced Houston Medical Malpractice Attorneys
As with all medical procedures and medical care, obstetricians, nurses, midwives and other health care workers have a legal duty to manage pregnancy and delivery to the best of their abilities and to do their best to prevent injury to the infant or the mother.
Sometimes during birth or pregnancy an injury occurs that truly is unavoidable. However, OB/GYNs, nurses, and midwives do sometimes make avoidable mistakes that result in fetal trauma, injury to the mother or a birth injury.
Common examples of birth injuries that are sometimes caused by medical negligence include:
- Birth defects caused by negligent prenatal medical care
- Erb's palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Injury caused by failure to perform emergency C-section
- Injury caused by forceps error or vacuum extractor error
- Shoulder dystocia
- Infant brain damage caused by hypoxia
Legal action is probably the last thing on your mind if you are in the immediate aftermath of a delivery resulting in birth injury. However, the baby's mother and father should know that there are legal deadlines that affect personal injury cases.
If you have any suspicions about whether your infant's birth injury was caused by medical negligence, it is best to get legal guidance as soon as you are able.
The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd: Birth Injury Advocacy in Houston and Galveston
Clients of The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd experience compassionate treatment by our lawyers and legal staff — combined with aggressive negotiation with our clients' adversaries. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have suffered physical injury and financial loss. Our job as personal injury lawyers is to do everything we can under the law to achieve full and fair compensation.
We understand full well that money never heals the wounds suffered by a family dealing with the tragedy of an avoidable birth injury. However, legal action may be necessary in order to help your family manage the increased financial pressures associated with caring for a disabled child — or losing a mother during childbirth.
The goal of a birth injury lawsuit is to use medical and economic experts to build a complete picture of the family's additional needs resulting from the birth injury, and to then use negotiation or trial skills to achieve compensation in that amount from the responsible parties.
Contact The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd: Free Consultations and Contingency Fees
If a child in your family suffered a birth injury, get answers to your questions about legal options. Appointments at The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd are always confidential and always complimentary. To schedule a consultation, call (281) 992-8633or use our online contact form.