Many Texans, including some expecting mothers, assume that birth injuries
and birth defects are one and the same. In fact, birth injuries differ
from birth defects, although both can cause serious injury to a fetus
or newborn. Either type of damage can lead to significant medical expenses
and the need for long-term care.
Continue reading How do birth injuries differ from birth defects?
Technology has made the journey from conception to birth safer, as well
as more interesting, for Texas parents. These days, expecting mothers
and fathers can track their baby’s progress in the womb and even view
the developing baby’s face through a 4-D ultrasound. Thanks to prenatal
genetic testing, it’s also possible for parents to determine if their
child may have a genetic disease before the fetus is fully developed.
Continue reading “Wrongful birth” suit arises over child’s permanent disability
The words “ectopic pregnancy” are often enough to strike fear
in the heart of any expecting mother in Texas. While, fortunately, this
type of severe pregnancy complication is rare, it can be extremely dangerous
and even life-altering for the mother. Unfortunately, ectopic pregnancies
cannot be continued, but along the way, they can cause heavy and dangerous
bleeding for the mother.
Continue reading Why are Ectopic Pregnancies so Dangerous?
Unlike most other types of injuries,
birth injuries affect two people instead of one. Doctors and other medical professionals
who treat pregnant women are obligated to treat both mother and baby with
the utmost of care. Still, even in our technologically advanced medical
environment, both mothers and babies are sometimes harmed by preventable
birth injuries that occur due to another’s negligence.
Continue reading New scholarship developed for victims of birth injuries
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A very common question we hear from potential clients is “How long
do I have to file a medical malpractice case in Texas?”
With very few exceptions, the time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit
in Texas is two years from the date of the incident of injury. There are
notable exceptions (if a minor is involved, there is a longer time to
file the case, but some of the potentially recoverable damages may not
Continue reading Evaluating Time Limits for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Texas
There are many different types of medical malpractice lawsuits that can
be filed in Texas relating to birth and pregnancy. When most people think
of “malpractice,” though, they often envision a negligent doctor
doing something grossly negligent in an inherently dangerous arena, such
as an operating room or delivery suite. Many medical malpractice suits
can be more mundane on the surface, however, despite still involving potentially
deadly errors for mother and baby.
Continue reading Medical malpractice: more than just OR or ER negligence