Birth injury cases are civil lawsuits that provide victims and families with the opportunity to secure justice and financial compensation for the preventable harm they have suffered. Because birth injury claims involve concepts of medical malpractice – such as what constitutes substandard care and whether injuries could and should have been prevented – they can make for difficult cases and cause considerable confusion among families. This is why it becomes critically important for victims to voice their questions and concerns personally with their attorney. Continue reading Questions to Ask Your Birth Injury Attorney at the First Meeting
When people hear the terms birth injury and birth defect, they may automatically assume that they mean the same thing. There are some differences that people should know about, but they are both serious problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible. Before you take legal action against the negligent party, you should take a second and make sure you know which one is which. Continue reading The Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect
What happens when a patient goes to a medical professional and they end
up sustaining an injury due to negligence? What happens when a baby sustains
a serious injury because of the actions of the obstetrician? Unfortunately,
these are common events, but not everyone steps forward because they are
unsure of their options and don’t know what they can do to find
a remedy. So many of these people are qualified to take their case to
court and have a fighting chance, but they just don’t know it. Here’s
what you should know. Continue reading What Qualifies Me to Have a Fighting Chance In Court?
When we visit our healthcare providers, we inherently put a vast amount of trust in them, essentially placing our wellbeing in their hands. While some treat this trust with the respect it deserves, tending to patients in a manner that upholds the standard of care set for their profession, others make mistakes, ignore regulations, or administer subpar care to their patients, which can lead to life-altering- or fatal consequences. If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by a negligent healthcare provider, it is important to understand the steps you need to take to report it. Continue reading How to Report Medical Malpractice
There’s nothing easy about sustaining a serious injury as a result
of the negligence of a medical professional. These are serious situations
and can cause a lot of physical, financial, and emotional hardships. It’s
important for victims, however, to know what they can do to stay emotionally
strong throughout the entire process as they seek the resolution they
desire. Here are some tips that can help. Continue reading How to Stay Emotionally Strong During the Process
When the negligence of a medical professional causes someone to sustain a serious damage, the time after can be very difficult. There are a number of things to consider such as how you’re going to deal with the associated expenses, legal assistance, and more. You need to make sure that you’re getting the help you need to recover comfortably without having to worry about the unfortunate legal matters that come with it. Our team at Hampton & King encourages you to know what to expect when you choose our Houston medical malpractice lawyers to represent you. Continue reading What Should I Expect Using Hampton & King to Represent Me?
When there are serious problems during the pregnancy, labor, or delivery process, it can lead to long-term conditions with which the baby must live. One of these serious conditions — which occurs in about 20 of every 1,000 births that go full term — is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE. When a baby is premature, the possibility of he or she developing HIE is much higher, around 60%. This condition is caused by a lack of oxygen and blood to the baby’s brain. Here are some of the causes of HIE and what you should know. Continue reading What Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)?
One of the most common birth injuries that can be sustained is cerebral
palsy. This is considered a blanket term that describes various conditions
impacting the child’s motor function abilities. Continue reading What Is Cerebral Palsy?
During the entire pregnancy, a soon-to-be-mother is excited about the prospect
of holding her baby. This is one of the most exciting times in any parent’s
life and it should be filled with joy and happiness. Unfortunately, there
are times when negligence pays a factor and the obstetrician may cause
the mother or baby to experience a birth injury. This takes the most joyous
time, and turns it into something that is very difficult to endure. Continue reading How to Emotionally Cope If Your Child Has a Birth Injury
Most mothers hope that the birth of their child will go smoothly and naturally.
Unfortunately, there are numerous times where situations occur and doctors
opt to change the method of delivery, performing an emergency cesarean
section. This is when the doctor delivers the baby through an incision
in the abdominal wall and uterus. There are a number of reasons the doctor
may prefer this method of delivery, including the following. Continue reading When Is It Necessary to Perform a C-Section?