Houston Birth Injury Attorneys
Lawyers Handling Medically Negligent Birth Injury Claims in Houston
Was Your Child Injured at Birth by a Houston Doctor or Hospital?
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 one of the best Texas birth injury lawyers who is experienced in handling these types of lawsuits.
Tenacious Representation from Compassionate Birth Injury Attorneys in Houston
Tommy Hastings, founding attorney of Hastings Law Firm, 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.
All of our Houston birth injury lawyers get 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.
Helping Mothers and Infants Injured by Delivery Errors Get the Compensation They Need
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 Houston Birth Injury Lawsuits:
Birth injuries can be caused by a number of medical errors. Importantly, not every error in judgment gives rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to successfully bring a claim, a plaintiff must be able to establish that physician’s or medical professional conduct fell below the applicable standard of care. Some examples of the kinds of medical errors that could lead to birth injuries include:
- Not recognizing an infection during the gestation period
- Administering defective drugs or improper doses
- Botching a surgery or procedure
- Failing to properly monitor the heart rate during pregnancy
- Failing to follow proper delivery procedures
- Failing to recognize a major issue with newborn, such as problems with umbilical or jaundice
- Improper use of delivery tools, such as vacuum extractor or forceps
- Failing to recognize the need for a cesarean section.
- Improper care during a cesarean section.
What Should You Do if You Suspect Your Child Was Injured at Birth?
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 Handle all Types of Birth Injury Lawsuits in Houston
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 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.
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A HISTORY OF
Tommy Hastings and his team of personal injury attorneys have successfully tried and settled thousands of medical negligence lawsuits in the U.S., 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.