Welcoming a baby into the world is typically an exciting and joyful experience for parents in Texas and throughout the United States. Sadly, however, medical negligence plagues many hospitals and birthing centers, placing moms at risk for labor and delivery mishaps that place their infants at risk for birth injury. Many birth injuries result in partial or full permanent disability, leaving parents unprepared to meet the exorbitant expenses often associated with the care necessary to help their children.
Most Texas women experience a roller coaster of emotion when navigating their ways through pregnancy, labor and childbirth. It's typically an exciting time, interrupted by brief periods of anxiety and worry. When something goes wrong leading up to or following a delivery -- such as a birth injury -- moms have a right to know who may be at fault.
Although having a baby is typically a joyful and exciting experience, so many things can go wrong during the birthing process that expectant mothers are often a little nervous or worried about their impending labors and deliveries. Sadly, many babies in Texas and elsewhere suffer injury as they make their way through the birth canal. In fact, thousands of babies develop cerebral palsy after having been injured during birth.
Babies are born in Texas hospitals (and others throughout the nation) every day without incident. However, there are also many recorded occurrences where what was supposed to be joyful occasions became tragedies when families' lives were turned upside down because of birth injury or infant fatality. Such horrific events are often caused by medical negligence.
A woman outside Texas reportedly suffered permanent injuries during the birth of her child. The baby was born in good health, but the mother began to suffer complications almost immediately following the birth. She filed a lawsuit, seeking damages for a birth injury she claims she suffered due to substandard medical care.
Hospitals in Texas and elsewhere operate under certain protocols and accepted standards of care in order to provide the best treatment possible in the safest fashion for patients. When substandard care causes injuries or illness, families suffer long-lasting negative impact. Such was the case for one couple whose infant died due to medical malpractice in another state.
Texas families welcoming new babies into the world often do so under joyful and exciting circumstances. However, when a birth injury occurs, a family's happiness quickly turns to sorrow. Such injuries are often serious, causing permanent disability and the need for life-long medical care and living assistance.
A young mother in Houston, Texas has accused a doctor of botching the delivery of her baby, which led to the baby’s death. In a Facebook post that went viral, the mother’s aunt posted a detailed and horrific account of the delivery.
Hypoxia is a condition that occurs when a baby does not receive enough oxygen before, during, or immediately after birth. Hypoxia is very serious for the baby. It can lead to brain damage, permanent disabilities, or even death. These devastating consequences are preventable if the medical staff takes the right steps to identify and treat hypoxia.
Birth injuries are an often-avoidable occurrence that happen during the birthing process. Two such injuries are Klumpke’s palsy and Erb’s palsy, both named for the doctors that first reported the conditions. Both of these injuries are due to damage of the brachial plexus nerve bundle in the neck, but they manifest differently.