Texas Wrongful Birth Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Parents for More than 20 Years
In the U.S., laws allow women to make the choice to terminate a pregnancy early in the term if they receive information from their physician that the child has a potentially fatal or severely debilitating condition. If your doctor knew or should have known of such a problem but failed to inform you, resulting in a stillborn child or a child with significant handicaps, you may have a claim for wrongful birth of the child. You want an experienced lawyer to help you recover full and fair compensation for your losses.
At the Talaska Law Firm in Houston, Texas, our attorneys bring more than five decades of combined personal injury experience to parents in Texas and nationwide. Attorney Robert Talaska is Board in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We understand the law and legal process governing wrongful birth, and will help you get the recovery you need to care for your child or compensate you for your losses.
Legal Services for Wrongful Birth Claims
With advances in medical technology, knowledge and information, medical professionals can now observe a child’s development in the womb in more detail than ever before. In many instances, a doctor can diagnose problems that may be either life threatening or likely to lead to severe physical or mental handicaps. Unfortunately, some physicians either don’t use the technology at their disposal or fail to communicate potential concerns to prospective parents, allowing them to make informed decisions about the risks they and their unborn child face.
The personal injury attorneys at the Talaska Law Firm represent parents in wrongful birth claims based on a doctor’s negligence or carelessness. We handle claims involving:
- A gynecologist’s or obstetrician’s failure to use reasonable means to determine potential birth defects or other problems with an unborn child
- A medical professional’s failure to properly convey information to parents about potential health risks to the unborn child
We will work closely with you to help you recover compensation for all costs associated with caring for and raising your child. We have a broad network of highly qualified and skilled experts who can help us prove that your doctor either knew or should have known of problems and demonstrate the full extent of your losses, including medical costs, physical pain and suffering.