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Attorneys Handling Medically Negligent Erb's Palsy Lawsuits

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Erb’s Palsy Is Preventable — Consult Our Attorneys to Learn More

Erb’s palsy is a form of brachial plexus birth injury. It occurs when the child’s neck is stretched during a difficult delivery or if mistakes are made by the doctor during the birth. It can be a lifelong injury and cause a great deal of stress and expense for a family during what is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. If you believe your child’s injury was caused by an error during delivery, you need to consult with a lawyer experienced in Erb’s palsy cases.

Compassion, Dedication and Exceptional Representation in A Friendly, Welcoming Atmosphere

Tommy Hastings, the founding attorney of Hastings Law Firm in Houston Texas, has been helping victims of medical malpractice for more than a decade. He has a long track record of success and has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through verdicts and settlements. He and his team understand the impact that a birth injury can have on your entire family.

Our warm, welcoming atmosphere and friendly service help you feel comfortable in what can be a very stressful situation. While some may consider our relaxed attitude a bit too informal, we find that it helps us think differently about you and your family. We become more vested in the successful outcome of your case.

How Does Erb’s Palsy Happen?

Erb’s palsy is stretching of the brachial plexus muscle during birth. This condition occurs when excessive pressure is put on the baby’s head or neck during delivery, often when the baby’s shoulder is lodged behind the mother’s pelvic bone. It is the responsibility of the delivery room doctor and team to recognize this situation and to safely release the impacted shoulder.

While some children will heal from this injury within three to six months, others may require surgery and some may never gain full use of the injured arm. Therapy and numerous doctors’ visits during this time can be an unforeseen cost that the family is forced to bear because of negligence on the part of the doctor or delivery team.

What Causes Erb’s Palsy?

  • Pulling on the baby’s shoulder during birth
  • Pulling on the baby’s raised arms during breech birth
  • The baby’s head and neck pulling toward the side as the shoulder goes through the birth canal
  • The doctor needing to pull the baby from the birth canal during a difficult birth

Our lawyer specializing in medical injuries in Houston Texas will consult with medical professionals to determine whether the damage was caused by medical negligence. We will pursue compensation for you and your child, and hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.

If Your Baby Suffers From Brachial Plexus Damage Caused By Negligence, Our Texas Lawyers Can Help

The Hastings Law Firm is one of the best baby injury law firms in Houston dedicated to representing families and victims of medical malpractice throughout Texas. If you think that your baby suffered a birth-related injury because a physician, healthcare professional, or medical center did not perform their duties correctly, we urge you to contact our office right away. We can provide you with a free and private case examination so that you can determine the best course of action based on full understanding of your options. Call today at 877-269-4620 or contact us on-line to schedule your no cost initial consultation. We take most cases on contingency fee, which means our clients spend nothing out of pocket for us to carry out their lawsuit.



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We represent clients from all across Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence of a healthcare provider or facility, contact us now for a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will review the details of your case, make sure you understand your legal rights, and discuss the possibilities of a lawsuit. Call us at the number below or complete the form and a member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. All consultations are strictly confidential.




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 based on 53 reviews

Fantastic law firm! Getting our negligence case settled took longer than originally expected but in the end the results were well worth it. Mr. Hastings and his office were always professional, polite, and thorough in explaining my case to me. Bug thanks to him and his staff for helping me through this ordeal.

Gus Morton

We couldn’t have made a better choice by hiring the Hastings Law Firm to represent us. The staff was always professional but they showed real concern for our case and made it personal. If you need a great law firm, I would happily recommend them.

Ernie Wolford

Tommy is a great guy, genuinely concerned about his clients. This is evident in not only how he runs his firm but the fact that he chose to focus on medmal, something other attorneys have abandoned. If you’re looking for someone that will fight for you tooth and nail, he’s your man.


Tommy Hastings and his staff provided a much needed voice for us during our crisis. His attention to detail went beyond the scope of simply practicing law. He is honest, informative, pragmatic and communicated well with us from start to finish. In a sea full of competing attorneys, Tommy has cast a reputation for himself as the very best. I highly recommend his services.

Kellie Rhodes

Tommy Hastings went above and beyond during my crisis. He genuinely cares about his clients and delivered a straight-forward, honest method to resolve my issue as quick as possible. If you want the best of the best then look no further. You’ve found him.

Kendall Webb

I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued, my nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Tommy Hastings and his staff go above and beyond! I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm or attorney!

Joy Love

I can’t say enough great things about this law firm. The staff was friendly and courteous every step of the way. They kept me informed and explained all of my options. Tommy was amazing to work with and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my outcome. If I could give him 10 stars, I would. If you don’t go with Hastings, you are doing yourself a disservice. Highly recommend.

Misty Peterson

I would highly recommend Tommy and his law firm. He represented us in a case where a simple surgery left my mother permanently disabled. His staff was very professional and diligent and kept me well informed throughout the case. In the end we are happy with the settlement she received and feel lucky to have had Tommy as our attorney.

Earica Robert

My brother had an unnecessary surgery which left him with severe neurological issues. We called several attorneys but chose Hastings because of their focus on cases like this. While the case is still pending, we’ve already received a settlement offer that was very close to what we were looking for. Many thanks go out to Tommy and his great team!

Devin Schumacher

We’re blessed to have found the Hastings law firm. Tommy and Greg were outstanding! Both attorneys were very responsive, professional, and helpful with any questions we had about our case. Their entire staff went above and beyond to keep us updated and most of all, calm. My family feels as though we have been made (mostly) whole again. Thank you both for your hard work.

Amy Word



Tommy Hastings and his team of personal injury attorneys have successfully tried and settled thousands of medical negligence lawsuits across Texas & Florida, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients. These results have earned them the reputation of being one of the best medical malpractice plaintiff firms in the nation.