Bringing a child into this world should be one of the greatest joys in life. When a doctor or other medical professional is negligent, however, this joy can be stolen from new parents.
If you and your child were failed by a negligent health care provider, the Houston birth injury attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can support you as you take legal action. We help compile evidence, build your case, and form a plan for seeking compensation to cover bills and other losses.
You Deserve Accurate, Specific Compensation
Righting the wrong of a birth injury is more than just providing your family with money to pay for treatment and other damages. The compensation you could receive is dictated by the facts of your case and evolves based on the far-reaching effects of the injury.
Medical expenses alone could include:
- Diagnostic testing
- Physical therapy
- At-home care
- Medical equipment
For example, Mayo Clinic reports that cerebral palsy treatment can include assistance from pediatricians, rehabilitation specialists, pediatric neurologists, and mental health specialists. The expense of these visits alone can feel overwhelming, not to mention the medications, therapies, and equipment required for lifetime maintenance, the cost of which could be over $1 million.
You and your family don’t deserve general compensation; you deserve specific compensation for a specific injury. We evaluate all your needs, from the cost of a hospital stay to the last penny charged for a prescription refill.
Did You Lose Income While Focusing on Your Child’s Recovery?
This injury has made a dent in your financial security in more ways than one. You don’t just have bills but may have also lost income. Taking time off for treatment might even turn into permanently leaving your job to care for your child.
Your baby is the one injured, but you also suffered consequences, and your lost income can be recovered. We can pursue compensation for:
- Freelance work
- Side jobs
Any revenue stream that was disrupted by this injury could be reimbursed. Our team can identify your losses to make sure your settlement reflects the damage to your career.
Are You Struggling with the Psychological Toll of this Injury?
Watching your child struggle to recover and maintain their health immediately after birth is heartbreaking. While no dollar amount is equivalent to heartbreak, a financial recovery can acknowledge it, as well as your child’s experience. Compensation could include considerations for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Reducing earning ability
- Changed quality of life
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Houston, call (800) 641-8998
We Offer Comprehensive, Committed Representation to Families in Houston
Birth injury cases, as a category of medical malpractice, can easily become complicated. This specialized area of medicine can leave parents confused about their rights and options for recourse. The solution is retaining help from someone who understands how this works.
Obtaining justice from a Houston doctor should not require you to become an authority on both legal and medical topics. Instead, come to our birth injury lawyers for help with:
- Taking stock: we review evidence and medical records
- Gathering info: we talk with experts to understand the injury
- Establishing contact: we negotiate with the other party
- Making it official: we file the lawsuit
- Supporting your case: we compile more evidence and interview witnesses
- Hammering it out: we attempt to reach a settlement agreement
- Going the distance: we take the case to court
We handle all these steps, and everything in between, on your behalf. Bring us even the toughest cases; we aren’t afraid to dig in.
What Evidence Is Used By Birth Injury Lawyers?
Our team will tailor the evidence to your case but typically employs:
- Medical records
- Witness interviews
- Second opinions
Of particular use is expert testimony. Doctors will try to downplay an injury or claim the situation was unavoidable. While Merck Manual acknowledges that many newborns suffer minor birth injuries due to the force of labor and delivery, many others can suffer due to mistakes, such as using forceps incorrectly.
Expert testimony provides crucial context, preventing the negligent party from taking advantage of your ignorance of the medical field. Their analysis is often the lynchpin in medical malpractice cases.
What Is Ben Crump Law, PLLC’s Track Record on Injury Cases?
The birth injury attorneys on our team have represented injury clients around the country, including in Houston and the surrounding area. In the process, we have secured millions in verdicts and settlements, including for birth injuries. Just check out our case results to see.
Through it all, we will not charge you for your consultation. Furthermore, your representation won’t cost you a thing unless we win your case. We take a percentage of your recovery. We are also available 24/7 to handle any matters as they come up.
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You Deserve Closure and Answers
Some people assume they must come to a lawyer fully prepared. You can come to us as soon as you suspect something is wrong, even if you aren’t sure what happened. We then investigate for you.
Some questions we’ll explore in your case involve asking if the doctor failed to:
- Notice the baby or mother was in distress?
- Act quickly when noticing distress?
- Monitor the fetal heartbeat?
- Pay attention to the mother’s possible preeclampsia or gestational diabetes?
- Properly use forceps or other instruments?
- Perform a C-section when necessary?
- Address complications quickly when they arose?
If any of the above apply to you, or you suspect other negligence, the birth injury team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC wants to hear more about your case.
What Injuries Could Qualify For Legal Action?
Birth injuries are a broad category, and we handle any that happen due to negligence. Common injuries we represent:
- Brain injuries
- Brain bleeds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Oxygen deprivation injuries
- Fractured collarbones
We also cover more specific conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Meconium aspiration
- Bacterial meningitis/GBS positive
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) from baby formula
If your child’s condition isn’t listed, that’s okay. If a doctor caused the injury and it was preventable, they can be held liable.
A Birth Injury Lawyer From Our Firm Will Fight For Adequate Compensation
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC now at (800) 641-8998. We are ready to put our birth injury attorneys to work serving you and your family in Kent County, Texas.