Damages resulting from a medical malpractice-related birth injury can leave a child with mental or physical effects that can last a lifetime. Who will provide for their current and future medical needs?
If your child was injured at birth as a result of the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, it’s imperative that you seek compensation from the responsible parties without delay. Your injured child’s future may depend on it.
Types of Birth Injury Cases
Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates fights to protect the rights of children injured due to acts of medical malpractice on the part of an obstetrician, an OB/GYN department staff member or healthcare facility.
If your child has been harmed due to an injury that occurred while they were in the womb, during delivery or immediately after being delivered, contact us as soon as possible to schedule an emergency consultation with a Houston birth injury attorney.
As a baby develops in its mother’s womb, it is vulnerable to all kinds of injury. An illness or physical trauma during pregnancy can result in injury to the child. Inherited genetic disorders can also cause injury to an unborn child. However, these are typically unavoidable circumstances.
When an unborn child is injured because its mother was prescribed the wrong medication or a doctor failed to diagnose an illness, these may be acts of negligence that should never have happened if the attending medical professionals had delivered the proper level of care to both mother and unborn child.
Complications while giving birth are not unusual. When these complications are caused by the negligence of a doctor or delivery room staff, the results can be tragic for mother and child. Failure to perform a timely C-Section, failure to recognize that the baby is in distress, depriving the baby of oxygen during delivery or using excessive force during delivery can result in injuries that could impair the child for life.
It’s up to the medical staff to diagnose any potentially harmful conditions that arise after delivery and take immediate steps to treat them. Infections or illnesses caused by improperly maintained delivery rooms can result in injuries that can impair the development of the infant, causing damages that may affect them for life.
Complications from Birth Injuries
Complications arising from preventable birth injuries include:
- Bell’s Palsy /Facial Paralysis – due to damage to the facial nerves
- Brachial Plexus Injuries (BPI) – neuropraxia, neuroma, avulsion
- Bone fractures – such as a fractured clavicle (collar bone)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Caput Succedaneum – usually caused by excessive pressure during delivery
- Forceps Injury
- Improper Use of Pitocin
- Intracranial Hemorrhage
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- Nerve damage
- Perinatal Asphyxia – resulting from an oxygen deficiency
- Organ damage
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
Contact a Houston Birth Injury Attorney Today
If your child suffered a birth injury due to medical errors, contact the law offices of Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates at (866) 829-0175. We have the skills and resources needed to research medical records and obtain the expert testimony to establish fault in a birth injury medical malpractice claim.
We handle all Houston birth injury and other medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until and unless we secure compensation on behalf of your injured child.