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.
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.
Contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC today! We're available 24/7, and
initial consultations are free.