Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Lawyer in Austin, Texas

Representing Families Affected By Preventable Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are injuries that mothers and babies sustain before, during or immediately after labor and delivery. The vast majority of birth injuries can be prevented. If your newborn sustained a birth injury that could have been prevented, you can seek compensation for the losses your family has suffered. The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is steadfast in the pursuit of justice for wrongfully injured newborns. If you are the parent of a baby who sustained an injury at birth due to the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare professional, our firm can help you take immediate legal action.

How Do I Prove That the Doctor Was Negligent?

As with any type of medical malpractice case, it must be proven that the doctor or nurse failed to provide an acceptable standard of care. Our Austin personal injury attorney works with medical experts who can analyze the facts of your case and provide us with accurate information regarding what should have been done versus what was actually done.

Common examples of negligence that can lead to birth injuries include:

  • Improper handling of the child’s body during birth
  • Failure to deliver the baby in a timely manner
  • Failure to monitor the baby’s vital signs
  • Failure to order a C-section when necessary
  • Improper use or forceps or vacuum extractor
  • Administration of dangerous or wrong medications

If you have reason to believe that your child’s injuries could have been prevented, or that your doctor’s actions directly contributed to the harm of your newborn, do not delay in discussing your case with an Austin personal injury lawyer. The sooner you call The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, the sooner we can begin investigating the evidence in your case.


Birth Injury

Common Birth Injuries

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb's palsy
  • Brain injuries
  • Facial paralysis
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Bone fractures

Cerebral Palsy Caused By a Lack of Oxygen During Birth

Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen, during the birthing process can result in cerebral palsy. The extent of this brain injury will vary from child to child. Some children may not even be diagnosed until their toddler years. Our attorney handles complicated cerebral palsy claims, with knowledge that this is a permanent disability that will, sadly, affect the child for life.

To prevent birth injuries, the attending medical staff should:

  • Respond to any signs of fetal distress
  • Monitor the mother and the baby at all times
  • Perform a C-section in a timely manner

Common causes of brain injuries include failing to monitor fetal distress and failing to perform a C-section in a timely manner. With help from trusted medical experts, our legal team can determine whether or not your child's injury could have been prevented, if the standard of care was breached, and seek compensation for your family's losses.

Contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC for a Free Case Review

There are several different types of birth injuries, many of which are highly complex in nature. At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we have comprehensive knowledge of birth injuries as well as access to medical professionals who can help us bolster your personal injury claim. We can carefully investigate the details of your case before creating a results-driven injury claim on your behalf. Please contact our Austin birth injury attorney today for a free case evaluation.

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