Houston Birth Injury Lawyers

The birth of a child is the most exciting time in a parent’s life. Anticipation grows as the baby grows and mom and dad can’t wait to meet their son and/or daughter. However, this momentous occasion may be destroyed when medical staff makes an error that results in the infant’s death. The emotional turmoil that ensues after a child’s death can severely change the parents’ quality of life forever.

Determining Cause of Death

There are a number of complications that can arise during labor and delivery of a baby. Determining what exactly went wrong during the birthing process is key to building a case against medical staff. The attorneys at Attorney Jose S. Lopez have extensive experience in representing clients who are victims of birth injury due to negligence. According to their experience, most birthing injuries are the result of:

  • Delayed order of cesarean
  • Failure to test bilirubin level of the infant (heightened levels might indicate disease)
  • Failure to monitor fetal distress
  • Failure to detect or monitor the mother’s preeclampsia
  • Medical staff’s failure to communicate issues to the physician
  • Infant suffers oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery
  • Errors in administering Pitocin
  • Failing to monitor Pitocin after administration
  • Failure to properly suction meconium

The evidence of birth does not always manifest immediately. Some of the common signs of birth injury due to hospital negligence are:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erbs palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractures

Death of Infants at Birth

The Center for Disease Control put out a 2008 report of 28,000 American infants dying before reaching their first birthday. Infants who died before their twenty-eighth day of life accounted for the majority of these deaths. Most infant deaths are the result of development issues during pregnancy and complications during birth. The same 2008 report recorded the main explanations for infant deaths are :

  • Congenital malformations from improper development
  • Short gestation, or premature birth
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Maternal complications
  • Accidental death

If your baby has suffered injury during pregnancy or birth or has died due to the negligence of a physician or medical staff, you may be entitled to file a claim against the hospital. Attorney Jose S. Lopez knows that a situation like this causes intense emotions and is extremely sensitive. The attorneys at Attorney Jose S. Lopez understand what you’re going through and are here for you with compassion and zeal to fight for your justice.

Contact Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We specialize in personal injury cases, and we return phone calls after hours. Free parking at our office, flexible hours and staff members who are fluent in Spanish make our legal team highly accessible to you. Call today for your free consultation at 713-529-0220 or contact us online. We are excited to review your case!

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