Common Questions About Birth Injuries

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Many birth injuries are avoidable—caused by negligence or carelessness on the part of presiding healthcare providers. Our firm represents the victims of birth injuries and their families in Texas. This page providers answers to some of the most common birth injury-related questions we receive.

For more information, call the Texas trial attorneys at Aldous \ Walker at (214) 307-6307.

What Is a Birth Injury?

A birth injury is an injury that occurred to the mother or child during the process of labor and delivery, and in some cases, during the course of the pregnancy itself. It may be considered medical malpractice if the presiding healthcare provider did not perform adequate or preventative care.

What Are Some Examples of Birth Injuries?

Types of birth injuries include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • C-section injuries / delayed C-section injuries
  • Forceps injuries
  • Preeclampsia
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Brain damage
  • Fetal distress
  • Hypoxia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus
  • Kernicterus
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Facial nerve damage
  • Vacuum extractor injuries
  • Post-natal infections

Was My Birth Injury Preventable?

We can’t say without looking at your specific case—but many birth injuries are avoidable. Even if your doctor told you otherwise, it’s important to hear a legal perspective. At Aldous \ Walker, we even keep a nurse on staff so we can help our clients in these types of complex medical cases.

When Should I Speak with a Birth Injury Attorney?

The sooner you get legal help, the better. Our team at Aldous \ Walker will have a better chance of securing the compensation and justice you deserve if you contact us quickly.

Will We Have to Go to Court?

There are other options. Alternate dispute resolution (ADR) is one. Many cases involving birth injuries are also settled out of court. If your case does go to trial, however, rest assured that you are in good hands. Our Texas trial attorneys try cases—it’s what we do, and it’s what we do best.

Our firm is here to help. For more answers to your common questions on birth injuries, give us a call today at (214) 307-6307.