Texas Parents Lose Five-Day-Old Daughter Due To Birth Injuries

injury case examples

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Birth Injuries on Monday, January 6, 2014.

The months leading up to the birth of a child may be the most exciting time of life for some expecting parents. However, one Texas couple allege that labor took a tragic turn when the delivering doctor did not follow proper procedures. The couple claims that, due to the resulting birth injuries, they lost their child at only five days old.

The 24-year-old soon-to-be mother was already past her due date when she went to the hospital to be induced. A petite woman standing under 5 feet tall and weighing less than 100 pounds, she claims that, even then, she knew that her baby was simply too big for her small frame. According to a study done by our medical injury attorneys in Houston Texas, the engaged couple’s concerns were ignored by the obstetrician. The baby’s grandmother was present during labor and reports that the laboring mother was running a high fever while the baby’s heart rate raced out of control.

As hours ticked by, the time to push finally came, but the baby had not even moved into the birth canal. When it was clear that the baby was presenting face up instead of down, which is the norm, the doctor apparently exercised what the couple alleges was improper use of the forceps after a failed attempt to turn the child manually. It was that final step, a wrong choice in a series that they claim the doctor made, that caused serious and irreversible damage. After an emergency caesarean section, the baby girl was rushed to a different hospital’s NICU, but there was nothing to be done. The NICU reported that the girl’s skull was fractured in several places, and she was unable to breathe on her own.

At only five days old, the young parents were forced to make the grueling decision to remove their daughter from life support. They allege that they would have never been faced with this choice if the doctor had not ignored their concerns or what they say were red flags during labor. These Texas parents, who are likely facing mounting grief in the wake of what they claim was their daughter’s unnecessary death, plan to sue the delivery doctor who they allege caused their daughter’s fatal birth injuries. Those in a similar situation may wish to do the same by contacting our attorneys specializing in medical errors in Houston, TX today.

Source: abcnews.go.com, Texas Family Alleges Forceps Delivery Crushed Baby’s Skull, Caused Death, Susan Donaldson, Jan. 3, 2014



Don’t Wait! Contact Us Today to Get the Help You Deserve From One of the Best Medical Malpractice Law Firms in Texas.

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.




Average Rating 5 out of 5 stars
 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.