Protecting the Victims of Serious Birth Injuries
During labor, obstetrical nurses are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the mother's vital signs, the progress of labor and fetal heart tones, and they are responsible for keeping the obstetrician advised. The nurses are the obstetrician's "eyes and ears." When nurses fail to recognize and report signs of maternal or fetal distress, or when the obstetrician fails to respond appropriately, the results can be disastrous.
At Hampton & King, our medical malpractice experience enables us to identify negligence, miscommunication, and departures from treatment protocols that result in birth injuries and harm to mothers. We review failures on the part of attending staff to communicate with doctors in regard to ominous patterns of fetal heart monitor strips. We take a step further, learning the medicine and diving into relevant literature so that we are thoroughly prepared.
Contact the Houston medical malpractice lawyers from Hampton & King today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Injuries During Labor & Birth
We represent clients in regard to the following kinds of injuries sustained at birth or during labor:
Determining the Cost of a Delivery Room Error
The effects of a birth injury can be permanent—resulting in brain damage and physical impairment. We at Hampton & King work with medical economists and life care planners who project the cost of a birth injury over a child's lifetime. We look at costs associated with future surgery, medical equipment, in-home nursing care, physical therapy, and diminished quality of life. If we obtain a recovery, we also explain the advantages of a structured settlement or the establishment of a special needs trust to help better secure a child's future.
We understand how important it is for you to recover just compensation for your case. If you your child has been injured during delivery, contact our Houston medical malpractice lawyers.