Did Your Infant Suffer A Serious Injury?
Bringing a new life into the world should be a joyous occasion, and it’s your doctor’s responsibility to help guide you through the entire process to ensure that your child begins its life happy and healthy. However, this isn’t always the case. Tens of thousands of newborn children suffer a serious birth injury, often caused by the negligent or wrongful action of a medical professional. According to a report published by Reuters Health a few years ago, serious complications during childbirth have increased by approximately 75 percent over the past decade, and serious complications following childbirth have increased by approximately 114 percent over the past decade.
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At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our Houston birth injury lawyers understand just how devastating it can be for a family to face down a serious birth injury. The important thing to remember is that you don’t need to face this alone. With more than 170 years of collective experience, our team understands the steps you need to take throughout your case in order to secure the maximum compensation possible. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Types of Birth Injuries
There are a considerable number of serious injuries your child could face during pregnancy, the delivery process, and during postpartum care, but the most serious include:
- Wrongful Life
- Wrongful Death
- Erb’s Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
The mother could also face a number of potentially serious complications or injuries if they aren’t properly cared for, including:
- Placental Abruption
- Gestational Diabetes
Your child could require all manner of care and assistance depending on the type of birth injury they suffered, and the costs associated with this could quickly put a dangerous strain on your financial situation. In cases where their injuries were caused by your doctor’s actions, you shouldn’t be required to cover these costs on your own. Filing a medical malpractice claim can help you fight for compensation needed to cover any damages or medical bills you may have incurred.
You will be required to prove that your doctor’s actions directly led to your child’s injuries in your case, and that their actions were unreasonably incompetent and fell below the standard of care in order to be successful. An experienced lawyer will help you craft your case and navigate any potential complications that may come up during the legal process.
Get In Touch With One Of Our Attorneys Today
If your child suffered a serious birth injury, our Houston birth injury attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez are ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Throughout our firm’s history, we have successfully recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements, and we remain committed to helping each new client we take on secure the legal outcome they require in their time of need. Give us a call at (866) 977-6671 to discuss your situation over the phone, or request a free evaluation of our case through our online form today.