Texas Infant Brain Injury Attorney
Our Attorneys Are Here To Obtain Justice If Your Child Has Suffered a Brain Injury During Delivery
An exciting celebration can quickly turn into a devastating and frightening time for you and your family if your newborn suffers an injury during delivery. To make matters worse, most of the injuries caused by a mistake or general lack of care during pregnancy and delivery are severe and irreversible. If your baby suffers an injury at birth, a brain injury, or both, you will need to make yourself aware of what your child will require to live as fully and as normally as possible.
Strong Representation in a Welcoming Environment
Tommy Hastings, of Hastings Law Firm in Houston, is a board-certified personal injury lawyer. He has had significant experience in dealing with birth injury lawsuits throughout Texas. He possesses a strong record of successful verdicts and settlements, securing millions of dollars in compensation for his clients who have suffered as a result of medical negligence.
Nothing can alter the emotional devastation you and your family have suffered knowing that your child´s injury was preventable. We understand that and accordingly, we have a personal interest in each client and their family. Some may view this attitude as too informal and potentially a weakness. However, we believe that it means our entire team is personally connected with you and your child´s journey and dedicated to fighting hard on your behalf.
Causes of Brain Injuries During Delivery
One of the most common causes of brain injuries in infants is a lack of oxygen to the newborn during labor or delivery. Tragically, this is absolutely preventable as there are common practices and modern medical techniques that enable medical staff to monitor oxygen delivery to a newborn during delivery. If the delivery team makes a mistake or are not paying sufficient attention, your child could suffer a brain injury which will impact them for the rest of their life.
Medical staff must monitor the mother´s blood pressure and rate of contractions continually throughout the labor to ensure the baby is getting enough oxygen. Common issues like uterine hyper stimulation and low blood pressure are preventable if monitored and the correct adjustments are made. If a mistake is made, the baby may not receive sufficient oxygen and brain injuries such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and cerebral palsy can result within minutes.
We have specialist medical and legal knowledge and we work closely with highly regarded medical experts. Our firm is here to assist you to understand your legal rights and pursue compensation for the suffering caused to your child and your family.
Our Texas Lawyers Are Here To Help You If Your Baby Has Experienced a Birth Injury Due To Negligence
The Hastings Law Firm is an experienced medical malpractice firm working for victims and their families who have suffered from an injury or loss of life due to a birth injury. If your child has suffered a birth injury due to a mistake or lack of care by a physician, healthcare professional, medical center or hospital, we strongly recommend that your contact our office without delay. We will provide you with a free and confidential initial consultation to ensure you are fully aware of your legal rights and to determine your options going forward. Call our office on 281-466-1396 or write to us online to arrange an appointment. We charge our fees on a contingency basis. This means that we do not charge our clients unless we obtain compensation on their behalf.