Birth Injuries Can Prompt Medical Malpractice Suits In Texas

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On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Birth Injuries on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Birth injuries typically result in a lifetime of necessary care, pain and suffering, and limited abilities for victims. Those suffering from birth injuries like Erb’s palsy or cerebral palsy are burdened with a life of adversity from birth, with no shot at life without serious medical complications. As stated by a law firm for medical errors in Houston, TX, aside from being an immense physical and emotional burden, the financial toll it takes on Texas families can be devastating.

A mother that delivered her daughter in an out-of-state hospital believes that her daughter’s brachial plexus was directly caused by the actions of the attending obstetrician. Suffering from pre-eclampsia — a serious condition for pregnant women and their unborn children — the OB admitted the mother at the hospital in order to induce labor. At the time, she had reached the full term of her pregnancy.

It is unclear if labor stalled or if there were other compelling reasons that were not disclosed, but at one point during the woman’s labor, the OB decided that a vacuum-assisted delivery was most appropriate. Attempts to deliver the baby by vacuum failed the first several times, but were ultimately successful in completing a vaginal delivery. However, shortly after birth, it was noted that one of the baby’s arms was significantly weaker than the other. Ultimately, the child suffered a brachial plexus injury that was the result of permanent damage to the nerve roots. This was allegedly caused by the vacuum use.

In her medical malpractice suit against the doctor and hospital where she delivered, the mother has cited damages to the tune of $150,000. When filing a claim against a medical professional for serious birth injuries, any damages being sought are typically to address the related financial, emotional and physical burden of caring for a permanently injured child. Successfully litigating this type of claim with our law firms specializing in medical mistakes in Houston Texas, allows families to provide the best care possible for their children who must deal with a lifetime of pain and suffering.

Source:, “Mother and infant daughter sue doctor for delivery malpractice”, April 6, 2015



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