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The law holds doctors and nurses accountable for injures they cause, which could and should have been preventable. It is part of the privilege and responsibility of being entrusted to care for women and their unborn babies during such a critical time as labor and delivery. There are standards and safety rules that must be followed. If a doctor or nurse fails to meet this standard or fails to follow patient safety rules and that causes injury to a baby, they should be held accountable.

Proving negligence in the practice of medicine requires in-depth knowledge, expertise derived from experience and careful investigation of the circumstances surrounding a birth. At The Talaska Law Firm, located in Houston, our attorneys blend a wealth of experience with a specialized skill set in personal injury trial law to build successful birth injury cases.

Birth Situations Leading To Infant Injuries

The firm's dedicated birth injury and medical malpractice attorneys and their support staff have successfully represented families in a broad scope of birth injury cases, including those arising from:

  • Lack of oxygen at critical stages of delivery, which can cause cerebral palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia causing nerve trauma in the neck and shoulder and resulting in brachial plexus injuries, which is sometimes called Erb's palsy
  • Traumatic use of forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Failure to properly advise about the risks of VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean section)
  • Failure to treat complications from fetal-maternal hemorrhage
  • Misinterpretation of fetal monitor strips
  • Misinterpreting pregnancy ultrasounds
  • Misdiagnosis of prenatal tests, including nonstress tests and biophysical profiles
  • Failure to prevent preterm deliveries or properly arrest preterm labor
  • Failure to properly manage malpresentations, including transverse lie positions and breech deliveries
  • Failure to properly manage jaundice

Various complications can arise from failure to properly care for a newborn, especially one who is critically ill. If an infant is not properly incubated, or not given the right medication, the results can be dire.

Dedicated, Compassionate Legal Help

Favorable birth injury case verdicts and settlements customarily require a substantial investment of time and money, and often depend on expert testimony to verify and help prove the cause and extent of the injury.

At The Talaska Law Firm, we have built a strong network of highly qualified and regarded medical experts, who help us bring credibility to your claims and provide clear evidence of the cause of your child's injury as well as its short-term and long-term financial costs. Since 1998, we have helped families from across Texas and the nation overcome the tough obstacles that follow a birth injury.

Call For A Free Birth Injury Case Evaluation

If you suspect your child suffered serious injury during birth or while under hospital care, take advantage of The Talaska Law Firm's no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation. One of our experienced birth injury lawyers will be glad to meet with you to determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit.

To arrange an appointment, call 888-791-5191 today or send us a message online.