Van Wey, Metzler & Williams

Birth Injuries Lawyer in Dallas

The birth of your child should be one of the most beautiful, joyous experiences of your life, but, sometimes, the unimaginable happens. You’re left devastated with one of many catastrophic birth injuries. If your baby incurred a birth injury due to the carelessness or negligence of the doctor or hospital you trusted, our experienced birth injury attorneys in Dallas are here to help you during this difficult time.

Birth Injuries Due To Medical Negligence

Your child deserves the absolute best level of care and when babies are injured because of negligent doctors or hospitals, it can be difficult to imagine how to move forward. At a time when you should be celebrating this new, little life, you are instead forced to spend agonizing hours worrying whether she is in pain or whether he will make it through the night.

These birth injuries are traumatic for the families of these tiny victims, especially when, in the midst of emotional distress, they are faced with planning for a lifetime of disability, ongoing medical care, therapy, and the expenses of caring for an injured child. Things like 24-hour nurse care, daily medications, countless future hospital stays, or even institutionalization are not uncommon necessities following severe birth injuries.

We can’t turn back the clock and erase the mistakes made by a doctor or hospital, but we can help you fight against those who are responsible for hurting your baby to make sure they are held liable for what they have done or allowed to happen. Money is the last thing you want to think about when your child is suffering, but negligent doctors and hospitals should, at the very least, be required to pay for your child’s birth injury, medical expenses, and long-term medical care.

Van Wey, Metzler & Williams is one of the trusted birth injury law firms in Dallas and we are here to help you with the practical and financial issues you will face in the years ahead. We have the experience and the compassion you need right now. You, your child, and your family have suffered enough. Let a Dallas birth injury attorney help you seek justice for what you’ve been through.

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What are the Common Types of Birth Injuries?

Birth injuries can occur during pregnancy, labor, or post-delivery at the hospital. There are many types of birth injuries, but typically, they fall under infant apoxic/hypoxic injuries or physical trauma. Many injuries are immediately apparent but some others may not be noticeable for months after birth.

Please click on the link below for more information on each type of birth injury or submit your case for evaluation, and we will determine the viability of your birth injury case based on what you and your child experienced.

What Is the Cost of Care After a Birth Injury?

Many children who are injured at birth suffer extreme, debilitating consequences for the extent of their lives. While not all children are permanently affected, for those who are, the cost over time can be astronomical.

The family of an injured baby may be looking at a lifetime of special equipment, therapy, and medical care such as feeding tubes, hospital beds, suction equipment, physical therapy, 24-hour in-home care, walkers, wheelchairs, and so on, based on your child’s needs. You may also require modification to your home and/or vehicles for wheel chair access or to accommodate your child’s disability. It’s not unusual for families who experience birth injuries to face expenses in the tens of millions of dollars.

A Dallas birth injury lawyer like Kay Van Wey will help you predict all of the future costs you’ll endure. Then, we’ll seek a settlement from the negligent healthcare provider. If an agreement can’t be reached, we’ll take the case to trial and hold those who are responsible for your child’s injuries accountable for what has happened.

What Should I Do If My Child Was Injured?

If you think your child’s injury was the result of malpractice by a doctor or hospital, your first step is to contact an attorney with birth injury experience. Your child deserves the best advocate possible to seek justice for what’s happened. That advocate is you.

And how do you advocate for your child? You find the law firm with the care and compassion to hear your birth injury story, and the strength and determination to win your case. Van Wey, Metzler & Williams is that law firm. We will fight for you while you fight for your child and take away as much of the stress as we can so you can focus on your baby.

Another important thing to do, regardless of which firm you choose, is to begin collecting as much documentation as possible. Documentation will help your attorney investigate your claim and prepare your birth injuries case.

  • The full names of every healthcare provider who was a part of the maternity and delivery process.
  • The names and contact information of all medical facilities you used before and after your child’s birth.
  • Any prescription medication mom took before delivering, and any medication prescribed to the child after delivery.
  • Detailed notes, pictures, videos, and anything else you can obtain for any care provided or procedures performed on mom before birth, and baby after birth.

A description of any concerns anyone had before, during, or after birth.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Birth Injury Claims

“Why did this happen?”

We hear this question often, and our hearts ache for parents and children dealing with birth injuries. This is the question parents want answered the most. You wonder if bad things just happen or if it’s someone’s fault. Since doctors and hospitals never admit wrongdoing, parents are usually left in the dark.

As birth injury attorneys, our job is to help you answer that question. Through our investigation, we’ll help you determine if negligence was involved, who’s responsible, and what type of compensation you and your family deserve.

“How do I know if a doctor/hospital is responsible for my child’s injury?”

The doctor (or anyone who works at the hospital) will never admit to fault. It’s not in their best interest to be forthcoming. Hospitals are businesses, so they’ll do everything to protect their bottom line. In many cases, they’ll tell you as little as possible to protect their liability.

It’s critical that you hire an experienced birth injury attorney who knows the right questions to ask, what documents to examine, and what to look for. These are complicated cases. Healthcare providers will mount a vigorous defense, so you need a fighter on your side.

It’s critical that you hire an experienced malpractice birth injury attorney who knows the right questions to ask, what documents to examine, and what to look for.

“How long does a birth injury case take?”

Unfortunately, birth injury cases can take some time. Some take several years. This is another reason you need an experienced birth injury attorney with the resources to stick with your case, no matter how long it takes.

The length of a birth injury case depends on the severity of the injury, the duration of the investigation, the number of witnesses with useful information, the other party’s willingness to resolve the case, medical records, and other factors.

“How do doctors cause birth injuries?”

In some cases, doctors are overly aggressive during delivery. They may use forceps or a vacuum when such serious tools aren’t necessary. They may use those tools incorrectly. They may simply manipulate a child roughly, causing physical birth injuries and even brain damage.

In other cases, healthcare staff may neglect to monitor the mother and child during labor. They may fail to notice oxygen deprivation (which can cause brain damage, cerebral palsy, and hypoxia), fetal distress, umbilical cord compression, and infections.

“How much compensation could a birth injury lawyer get for me?”

This is a tough question to answer because it relies on countless factors. It’s nearly impossible to give you a figure without knowing the specifics of your claim. Be wary of any attorney who promises you a specific dollar amount.

Here are the different types of compensation you might receive. You may be entitled to all or just some.

  • Medical expenses relating to the injury
  • Future anticipated medical costs
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Lost wages (if a parent misses work or loses employment)
  • Costs of at-home, institutional care, and special education services
  • Emotional pain and anxiety
  • Physical pain and trauma as a result of the injuries
  • Punitive damages

How Do I Find an Experienced Dallas Birth Injury Lawyer?

Even within the medical malpractice field, birth injury is particularly specialized and complex. Hospitals and doctors defend these cases aggressively, and often firms that handle medical malpractice generally do not feel comfortable handling birth injuries. Instead, they refer those cases out to firms that specialize in birth injury, which is where the birth injury attorneys of Van Wey, Metzler & Williams come in.

If you have any suspicions that something may not have gone right with labor and delivery, or that your child may have suffered a birth injury, the sooner you contact a lawyer the better.

For our team, it is about helping people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. We have seen the effect a Dallas birth injury lawyer can have on these cases and how an attorney on your team can change the outcome for your child.

Depending upon the individual injury and case, a birth injury lawsuit may help recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, both past and future;
  • Costs associated with care, rehabilitation, therapy, or medical equipment;
  • Lost wages; and
  • Pain and suffering or emotional distress.

In birth injury cases, parents often have a gut feeling something went wrong. Sometimes it is clear based on the injuries to the child. Either way, if you have any suspicions that something may not have gone right with labor and delivery, or that your child may have suffered a birth injury, the sooner you contact a lawyer the better. Birth injury cases are very time-sensitive.

Van Wey, Metzler & Williams Is Here to Help

Managing a birth injury claim requires unique experience that most malpractice attorneys lack. You need an attorney with an acute understanding of the complex medical issues and challenges involved in birth injury cases. Specifically, an attorney who understands the various types of infant injury and how these injuries can affect a child as he or she grows.

At Van Wey, Metzler & Williams, we have extensive experience handling birth injury cases and we are one of the few firms that do. Not only do we take on birth injury cases, but it is also one of the primary areas we focus on. We are dedicated to seeking justice for injured children and their families, and we will help you in every way we can. Please contact us today for a free evaluation.

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