Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice

While there are many competent, widely respected medical professionals in the field, vast complications can arise as a result of a small misstep that can place both a mother and her baby in jeopardy during the labor and delivery process. After forty-weeks of countless appointments during pregnancy, a mother expects and deserves to deliver a healthy baby. In those rare situations when a physician falls below the standard of care to protect mothers and their babies from unreasonable risks of harm and injury, our attorneys at Hughes Ellzey are prepared to fight for you. Contact a birth injury lawyer today.

What are the common types of birth injuries?

  • Bone Fractures
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Death
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Group B Strep Mismanagement
  • Injuries Suffered during Delivery
  • Overdosing Medication or Prescribing the Wrong Medication
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Surgical Errors

When can Doctors and nurses be held responsible?

Doctors, nurses, Midwives, and OB-GYNs can be held accountable directly for the negligent injury caused during labor and delivery and sometimes or indirectly responsible for not recognizing the present defect before birth. However, specific defects such as Down’s Syndrome are genetic and therefore, are generally not the result of medical malpractice.

Hughes Ellzey can help you

If your child has suffered a birth injury and you have reason to believe it was avoidable, you should not be made to bear the burden of a physician’s negligence. As child care for an injured child can become costly, birth injury lawyers at Hughes Ellzey, LLP are committed to helping you hold those responsible and accountable for their actions. Call or contact a birth injury lawyer today for a free case evaluation. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain as we will not charge you anything unless we make a recovery.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Texas birth injury claims must be filed pursuant to Texas. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 74, including written notice of the claim at least 60 days before filing suit.

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