The United States has one of the highest standards for obstetrical care in the world, and yet labor and delivery can still be some of the most medically dangerous times for a woman. Even seemingly small missteps can threaten the lives of both mother and baby. When physicians fail to meet the standard of care, and babies or mothers are injured as a result, birth injury attorneys like those at Hampton & King can step in to ensure the injured parties get justice.
Many of the people who contact us just know that there is something wrong with their child, and nothing more. It is our job to uncover the possible negligence or wrongdoing that could have contributed to this injury or disability. Our law firm has handled a broad range of birth injury and medical malpractice cases and has developed the ability to identify the factors and root causes involved in these cases. When you trust your case to our firm, we carry the legal burden for you.
Call (713) 489-0993 to get in touch with Hampton & King. We will evaluate your case for free to determine what legal rights and options you might have.
After your child suffers an injury at birth, or the mother is injured during labor or delivery, you may be faced with mounting medical expenses. Turn to the Houston birth injury attorneys at Hampton & King today to learn how we can help you fight for financial compensation.
Labor and delivery are riddled with risk whether you view them as medical events or natural occurrences. Physicians must respond appropriately to high-risk pregnancies and other complications during delivery. When they fail to do so, they allow for the possibility of the following, which are all events that could contribute to permanent injury, disability, or death.
Some pregnancies are inherently high-risk. Other complications do not manifest themselves until labor or delivery. If complications are not handled properly, they can lead to serious and permanent injuries to mother or child. Below are some common pregnancy complications.
When a child is injured during labor or delivery, it could lead to permanent disability or disfigurement.
Some conditions that could arise because of a birth injury include:
If you or your child was injured during the childbirth process, your physician could be held accountable.
We may be able to file malpractice claims against the following:
Should a fetus or newborn experience a brain injury, it could result in developmental delays that affect his or her quality of life, as well as his or her capacity to live independently and work. In some cases, such an injury may have occurred to genetic or growth abnormalities; however, there are instances where such an injury came from preventable trauma during the labor and delivery process. At our firm, we provide representation to families who have a child victimized by such an injury. We can assist with all aspects relating to these cases.
Our Houston birth injury attorneys have more than half a century of combined experience to inform every case we handle. This experience means that we not only understand the law as it currently stands, but understand where it is developing as well. With that unique insight, we are able to provide representation that is rooted by the most recent developments in both the law and medical technology. It is just one more way we can help you.
Contact our Houston birth injury attorneys today for a free consultation: (713) 489-0993.
Negligent fetal heart monitoring, HIE
Post-partum hemorrhage, brain damage
Negligent administration of Pitocin; cerebral palsy