Families eagerly await their baby’s birth, but avoidable errors during childbirth can leave families devastated – and affect them for a lifetime. If your child suffered a birth injury, a doctor or medical provider could be responsible. As a result, your family could receive many forms of compensation to reflect your hardships.
Every family’s situation is unique. However, the common thread is our Texas birth injury attorney’s dedication to holding the powerful accountable when the unthinkable happens. Ben Crump Law, PLLC can stand up for you and your child.
How Does Filing a Case for Compensation Benefit My Child?
If the case is successful, you or your child will be entitled to receive compensation to help pay for:
- You or your child’s current and future medical needs
- Any wages you or your partner may lose while caring for your child
- Home renovations or vehicle purchases to accommodate a disability
- Assistive devices for your child
- Daily aid or care costs
- Educational assistance
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental distress
How Our Texas Attorneys Can Help You Bring a Birth Injury Case
The defense in complex cases will likely be well represented. Our birth injury attorneys work with medical and financial experts who can testify on your behalf to help establish a medical malpractice claim. Evidence from these experts can demonstrate:
- Whether the physician or health care provider failed to exercise the degree of care and skill required to provide a proper standard of care
- A birth injury resulted from substandard care
- The injury had damaging consequences physically, emotionally, and financially
Birth injury claims for catastrophic injuries can be very complex. As such, it can be beneficial to be represented by a firm with experience seeking results for these types of cases. Our attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC know how to help.
We tailor our legal strategies around what is best for you and your child. Our goal is to help you ensure your family is well supported and taken care of both now and in the future.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Is Ready to Fight for Your Family
Mr. Crump and his law firm is recognized by many groups for his dedication to the law and the pursuit of justice, including the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and Super Lawyers, to name but a few.
With decades of experience in courtroom settings and negotiations, Ben Crump Law, PLLC has delivered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients who were wronged by the negligence of others.
Types of Birth Injuries Caused By Harm From Medical Providers
Families often contact us when they believe there was a problem with the medical care they received. We can guide you if you have concerns about your child regarding:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain bleed or brain Injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)/oxygen deprivation
- GBS infection
- Meconium aspiration
- Fractured collarbones
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) from baby formula
- Stillbirth or loss of a fetus
We Could Help You with Birth Injury Cases Beyond Those Listed Here.
When we bring a claim, our birth injury attorneys help you investigate what happened and determine the cause of the injury. If negligence was the cause, we will fight for the compensation you deserve to provide for your child’s lifelong needs. We will work to seek the financial resources necessary to help your child lead a comfortable and fulfilled life.
Birth Injury Symptoms
While some injuries are easily recognizable immediately after birth, others may not present until later in your child’s development. However, some symptoms that could signal a baby’s birth injury include:
- Bruises, marks, or swelling on the baby’s face, head, or shoulders
- Muscle stiffness or looseness
- One arm that appears limp
- Weak or absent reflexes
- The baby is unable to breathe independently after delivery
- Difficulty suckling or swallowing
- Excessive drooling
- Arched back while crying
- Abnormal heart rate
- Sensitivity to light
If you believe your child is showing birth injury symptoms, it is essential to contact a doctor who can help you diagnose a birth injury. If your concerns are about the standard of care you and your child received while under the charge of a doctor or healthcare provider, a birth injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options.
Signs That Your Child’s Birth Injury Was Avoidable
If preventable mistakes during childbirth caused harm to you or your child, you may have grounds to seek compensation from the doctor or health care provider responsible for the injury.
While many deliveries proceed without complication, there are times when things can go wrong. If you have concerns about the standard of care you received during childbirth, we can help you find out if any complications caused were preventable or treatable. Commonly cited causes of birth injuries can include:
- C-section delivery errors
- Failure to detect fetal distress
- Intubation errors
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractor
- Fetal monitoring errors
- Birth induction medication mistakes
- Preventable maternal infections
- Failure to properly manage high-risk births
Avoidable errors during childbirth can leave your family facing the heartbreaking consequences of birth injuries or defects.
How Much does It Cost to Pursue a Birth Injury Case?
We can often take cases on a no-win, no-fee basis. This way, there is no financial risk to our clients as we provide the funding to build and pursue your claim. Our legal fees and expenses are covered by any settlement or verdict we obtain on your behalf.
How Long do I Have to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Texas?
Families have limited time to file a birth injury lawsuit. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.251, minor children injured through medical negligence generally have until their 14th birthday to file a lawsuit.
We recommend getting a case review as soon as you can. We can tell you how long you have to file suit and ensure you meet important deadlines.
Our Attorneys Are Dedicated to Pursuing a Better Future for You and Your Family
If your family has been affected by a childbirth injury, our attorneys can help.