Birth Injury Lawyers in Austin
Few events in life are more traumatic than having a newborn suffer permanent injury or tragically losing a child during labor and delivery. The emotional and financial burdens on families in the aftermath of these life-altering situations are impossible to overstate. If you suspect that medical negligence caused serious injury to your baby or the mother, it is essential to contact a lawyer knowledgeable in this area.
We have the experience and knowledge in birth injury cases to promptly evaluate your potential Austin birth injury case and take decisive action to protect your interests and help provide for your future. We continue to help families that have suffered devastating birth injuries, even though the medical malpractice laws in Texas heavily favor physicians over patients.
Texas Medical Malpractice laws have become increasingly complex and are fraught with pitfalls for the inexperienced lawyer. Protect your interests by consulting a law firm experienced in these matters. We handle birth injury cases in many different contexts, including prenatal mismanagement and negligence, inadvertent methotrexate exposure, deficient fetal monitoring, negligent delivery practices. If your baby has been subjected to methotrexate during your pregnancy, you need to contact a methotrexate birth injury lawyer immediately.
Your Attorneys For Birth Injuries, Negligent Prenatal Care and Hospital Negligence Claims
Some common instances of medical negligence that cause devastating birth injuries can include the following:
- Failure to properly monitor the fetus during labor and delivery. This can include failure to closely monitor fetal heart rate strips and intervene as necessary to prevent oxygen deprivation, which can cause cerebral palsy or other irreversible brain damage;
- Misdiagnosis or other errors associated with an ectopic pregnancy, such as administering methotrexate to a patient with a normal intrauterine pregnancy; and,
- Negligent and improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction techniques, with consequences that may include shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy or another seriously disabling condition.
- Erb’s Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- Cerebral Palsy
Austin Ectopic Pregnancy Lawyers
Ectopic pregnancy refers to a condition in which a non-viable embryo grows inside the fallopian tubes, ovary, or in another location outside of the uterus. Ectopic pregnancy can be treated through a drug called methotrexate, which dissolves the embryo before it can cause a ruptured tube and excessive bleeding. However, if a mother with a normal pregnancy is incorrectly diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy, the results of administering methotrexate to her can be catastrophic. Methotrexate is a fetotoxic drug, and can inadvertently terminate a normal pregnancy or cause defects and abnormalities for a baby that survives the exposure while in the uterus. If you were administered methotrexate when you were pregnant, and have since delivered your baby, it is imperative you speak with an experienced methotrexate birth injury lawyer immediately.
We are extremely thorough in analyzing potential birth injury lawsuits and all other types of medical malpractice claims. We will carefully analyze your case and leave no stone unturned in evaluating all of the legal options available to you and your family. We can successfully recover compensation to help you provide for your injured child’s immediate and long-term care.
Call (512) 371-6672 To Schedule A No-Charge, No-Risk Case Evaluation
To talk through your concerns and legal options with a compassionate, dedicated, and successful law firm, please contact us as soon as possible. We will provide a free consultation, and we handle all personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a “no fee if no recovery is obtained” contingency basis.