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Texas Birth Injury Law Firm

I Just Found Out My Child Has a Birth Injury. What Do I Do Now?

Continue to learn and stay updated on your child’s condition by speaking with doctors, professionals and reading material on your own that can help your family understand the different treatment options that may be available for your child. Connect with groups in your area like United Cerebral Palsy that provide support and information for families who are facing similar difficulties.

What Caused My Child’s Birth Injury?

There are many different types of birth injuries with different root causes. Cerebral Palsy is caused by a brain injury. The brain injury is usually sustained in the womb, during labor or right after birth. Cerebral Palsy can be the result of:

  • Random gene mutations that control development
  • An infection the mother has while pregnant or that an infant experiences after birth
  • Traumatic head injury (a physical external injury)
  • Fetal stroke
  • Any lack of oxygen (asphyxia.) If a baby loses oxygen during the delivery process, it can cause a birth injury. This can be the result of a medical error.

Do I Need an Attorney if my Child was Injured at Birth?

It is possible that you may need a lawyer. The question is: was the injury caused by a medical mistake? It’s not easy to answer that question. It often depends on reviewing medical records. It is important to be aware of all your legal rights and responsibilities. If you believe your child’s injury may have been the result of medical negligence, the best thing to do is to consult with our birth injury attorneys. If a medical professional or institution was responsible for your child’s condition, it could result in significant compensation for your child.

How Does the Process Work?

It all begins with a free consultation. If your child’s case is a good fit for the firm, there will be an investigation into how your child’s condition happened. This includes having one of our experts look over any pertinent records. A birth injury lawsuit can be brought against a hospital, doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner or even a midwife in some cases. Everything depends on the unique details of your personal story. You already know how hard it can be to provide financially for a child with special needs. Compensation from a settlement or jury award can help pay for your child’s care throughout his or her life.

Our lawyers work on contingency – which means no money up front. The attorney’s fees will come out of any settlement or jury award that results from the case. Our lawyers have years of experience working with families just like yours, and understand how stressful these situations can be. We have your child’s best interests at heart.

Don’t Wait Too Long

A birth injury affects a child for his or her whole life, but a lawsuit can only be filed within a certain finite amount of time. Do not let the statute of limitations pass you by. Call today for your free-of-charge consultation.

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