Houston Birth Injury Lawyers
Birth injuries are one of the most traumatic types of damage caused by medical malpractice. Apart from the physical harm done to the baby, families are faced with the psychological trauma of having what should have been a joyous event transformed into a moment of shock and sorrow, and possibly into a lifetime of caring for a physically or developmentally disabled child. If you believe your child was harmed by negligence during birth, you need to consult with a lawyer experienced in handling birth injury lawsuits.
Tenacious Representation, Compassionate, Friendly Service
Tommy Hastings, founding attorney of Hastings Law Firm P.C. is experienced in helping families who have been harmed by birth injuries and has successfully tried birth injury cases or reached birth injury settlements for clients across Texas and throughout the United States. He has a powerful record of helping his clients reach birth injury settlements and successfully taking birth injury cases to trial.
Everyone at our law firm gets to know you and your family, and we all keep track of developments in your case. That way, when you call, your questions are answered quickly and efficiently. Our office is a comfortable, welcoming place and everyone here truly cares about you and your family. Knowing who you are and what you’ve been through makes us want to fight all the harder for your success.
Holding Those Responsible For the Harm Done To Your Child Accountable For Their Actions
Nothing can reverse the damage done to you and your family from birth trauma, but families of children who have been injured by medical malpractice have multiple real, practical concerns that must be addressed. From medical bills to the cost of care – and just compensation for psychological injuries – families who have been harmed by birth injuries have the right to seek a settlement for their trauma.
What are the Most Common Types of Birth Injury Lawsuits:
- Birth Injury Compensation & Settlement
- Brachial Plexus
- Brain Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Delayed Or Untimely C-Sections
- Detached Placenta
- Eclampsia & Preeclampsia
- Erb’s Palsy
- Improper Delivery Technique
- Improper Fetal Monitoring
- Infant Anoxia / Hypoxia
- Infant Cephalohematoma
- Infant Injury Liability Laws Texas
- Infant Wrongful Death
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- OB-GYN Misdiagnosis And Failure To Diagnose
- Pediatric Hydrocephalus
- Perinatal Asphyxia
- Problems With Forceps Or Vacuum Extractions
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Uterine Rupture
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What Steps to Take After You Discover a Birth Injury
If you suspect that your child has suffered a birth injury due to a medical provider’s negligence or carelessness, it is important that you take steps to protect your legal rights. Begin with gathering information and documenting the incident as best as you can, including:
- Making a list of the contact information for your treating physicians and other medical professionals, including your OB/GYN
- Making a list of the hospitals and medical facilities where you were treated or delivered your child
- Write down the medical procedures that were performed or offered to you, including ultrasounds, measuring of fundal height, etc.
- Create a timeline of all of the events that took place with as many details as you can
- List any prescription medications that you were taking during your pregnancy
- Write down any concerns that you may have had during pregnancy and labor & delivery
Once you have documented everything that you can, your next step is to contact an attorney who specializes in cases like yours. Because birth injuries fall under an extremely complex area of law known as medical malpractice, it is important that you select an attorney with experience and a proven track record winning medical malpractice cases.
We Are Committed to Our Clients
The Hastings Law Firm is a dedicated medical malpractice law office representing victims as well as their families who have experienced injury or death in cases involving birth injury. If your child has experienced injuries sustained during delivery as a direct consequence of medical carelessness, we urge you to contact our knowledgeable lawyers now to go over a possible case. We will start with a complimentary case consultation where we can explore the important aspects in your potential court case and help you be aware of your rights. Call now at 281-466-1396 or write to us online to schedule your free initial consultation. All cases are completed on contingency, so you never pay a fee unless we recover compensation for you.