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Birth Injuries

For parents, the birth of a child should be a time of celebration and happiness. Sadly, it can also be a time of tragedy and heartbreak. When a child suffers serious injuries during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, hopes and dreams for a child’s future may fade, replaced with a lifetime of struggles and challenges.

Birth injuries can create life-threatening risks for a baby, cause irreversible and lifelong mental and physical limitations, or result in the child’s death. Making many of these tragic cases even worse is the fact that the catastrophic harm to the child could have been avoided. Every year, thousands of children in Texas and parents across the country must move forward in the aftermath of birth injuries or infant death due to mistakes by doctors, nurses, and delivery room personnel.

At The Brothers Law Firm, we stand by such families as they try to understand what happened and what to do next. While many birth injuries are immediately apparent, others don’t make themselves known until months or years later. When parents realize that something may have gone wrong, we are there, ready to hold those responsible accountable and to get parents the answers they deserve. If avoidable medical mistakes caused their child’s birth injury, our committed professionals will fight tirelessly to get the compensation that can help ease the family’s burdens, as well as the closure that can bring some measure of comfort.

Common Mistakes That Lead to Preventable Birth Injuries

Some of the most common medical mistakes which can cause severe birth injuries or death include:

  • Failure to recognize and treat fetal distress
  • Failure to identify and address preeclampsia
  • Fetal heart rate monitoring errors
  • Labor induction and Pitocin mistakes
  • Failure to perform an emergency Cesarean section
  • Misuse of the vacuum extractor
  • Misuse of forceps
  • Failure to treat meningitis
  • Negligent prescription or administration of anesthesia or medication
  • Failure to avoid or treat neonatal and postnatal infections
  • Failure to adequately address prolonged labor

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Mistakes

Many acts of medical malpractice made during pregnancy, labor, and delivery involve injuries to the baby’s brain. For example, an infant can be deprived of oxygen and suffer asphyxia due to a physician’s failure to detect and address a twisted umbilical cord.

These types of birth injuries and others involving the infant’s brain can lead to long-term difficulties for a child. In addition to physical, emotional, and psychological problems, oxygen deprivation and other birth injuries can lead to learning disabilities and cognitive challenges as the child gets older.

Birth injuries and other conditions which are often caused by medical malpractice include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Klumpke’s Palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Hypoxia
  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Neonatal and postnatal infections
  • Bone fractures

Not everything that goes wrong during a pregnancy or in the delivery room is the result of a doctor’s mistakes. However, when a doctor fails to use the judgment, make the decisions, and provide the care required to prevent injury to a baby, it can constitute medical malpractice. In such cases, a skilled and experienced birth injury lawyer can seek and obtain compensation for the pain and injuries caused by preventable medical errors.

The Brothers Law Firm: Birth Injury Attorneys

If you believe something may have gone wrong during your child’s birth, you can trust The Brothers Law Firm to listen to you, help you understand what occurred, and then fight to recover the compensation and resources that can ease your pain and help you and your family move forward. We are uncompromising in our efforts to better the lives of our clients in Texas and throughout the United States, and we have the combination of skill, experience, and passion to accomplish that goal.

To schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your birth injury questions and concerns, please contact us at 281-491-3635.

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5100 Westheimer Rd., Suite 200
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 281-491-3635 - Fax: 832-532-1228

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