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Houston Birth Injury Lawyer - Passionately Advocating for Justice and Accountability

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Nationally recognized, Van Wey, Metzler & Williams is a leading birth injury law firm and a staunch advocate for justice. Beyond being a team of seasoned attorneys, we are your champions, support system, and advocates when the unimaginable occurs. If your baby has been harmed due to a medical team’s oversight or negligence, we fully commit to providing solace and vigorous representation during this challenging journey.

Birth Injuries Resulting from Medical Errors

During a time that should be filled with joy and anticipation for your baby’s arrival, that excitement can be shattered by a tragic medical oversight. This can be devastating, but you are not alone. Our belief is firm: every child deserves the best care possible, and those who fail in this duty must be held accountable. With a skilled team of Houston birth injury attorneys by your side, we relentlessly pursue accountability for the harm caused during labor and delivery.

Revolutionary Attorneys Elevating Healthcare Standards

Our mission goes beyond securing compensation for catastrophic birth injuries. We strive to ignite change and elevate healthcare standards so that every newborn receives the care they deserve. By fighting for your child, we also fight for a future where such tragedies are less likely to occur.

Compassionate Legal Guidance

Our compassionate Texas birth injury lawyers focus on the most severe cases, using our knowledge and determination to confront healthcare giants. We understand the whirlwind of emotions and financial burdens you face and are ready to fight for the justice you and your child deserve.

Additionally, while financial compensation may not be your primary concern, it is crucial. It secures your child’s future and ensures all their medical and other needs are met.

Combining legal acumen with heartfelt empathy, our team in Houston stands with you. We aim to lighten your load, handling the practical and financial challenges on your behalf. Our goal is to be more than just your lawyers—we are your steadfast allies, relentlessly seeking justice for your child.

Reach Out for Support

If a medical error has changed the course of your child’s life, it’s time to speak with us. We welcome your calls and emails—your story. Connect with us for guidance and to arrange a consultation with a Houston birth injury lawyer at (866) 329-0765.

Additionally, we handle catastrophic birth injury cases across the country. Together, we strive for the justice your family deserves.

Recognizing Potential Symptoms of Birth Injuries

If you’re concerned about the possibility of a birth injury, being vigilant about certain symptoms is crucial. Below is a list of symptoms that may indicate a birth injury occurred during labor and delivery. If you observe any of these, consider consulting with a birth injury attorney in Houston to explore your options.

  • Unusual Motor Skills Development: Difficulty in reaching developmental milestones related to motor skills, such as grasping, walking, or crawling, may indicate a birth injury affecting brain function.
  • Difficulty with Muscle Control: Signs that a child might develop cerebral palsy (CP), such as muscle stiffness or floppiness, spasms, or coordination and balance issues.
  • Issues with the Umbilical Cord: Complications during labor and delivery involving the umbilical cord, like entanglement or compression, can lead to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a type of brain injury due to lack of adequate oxygenated blood.
  • Abnormal MRI Findings: MRI can reveal brain damage from head trauma or reduced oxygen supply, signaling various birth injuries, including CP and HIE.
  • Variations in Blood Pressure: High or low maternal blood pressure during delivery can affect the baby’s oxygen supply, leading to brain cell damage and birth injuries.
  • Seizures: The onset of seizures shortly after birth may indicate brain injuries, often caused by medical malpractice during labor and delivery.
  • Developmental Delays: Significant lags in cognitive, social, speech, or physical development could be due to a birth injury. Regular assessments are crucial for monitoring progress.
  • Breathing Problems: Difficulties in breathing or needing resuscitation at birth may indicate hypoxic injuries, affecting the child’s quality of life and life expectancy.

These symptoms include some of the common indications of a birth injury, but this list is not exhaustive. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial in managing birth injury consequences and improving outcomes. If you suspect your child has suffered from a birth injury due to possible medical malpractice, seeking legal advice may help ensure the necessary resources are available for your child’s care and future quality of life.

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Financial Impact of a Birth Injury

The costs for ongoing care following a birth injury are monumental. From special equipment to lifelong therapies, our seasoned birth injury lawyers in Houston consider every potential cost. Our goal is to ensure that any settlement or court verdict addresses the full extent of your needs and encompasses all financial costs related to your child’s birth injury.

Defending Your Child’s Future

If medical malpractice has marred your child’s birth, securing legal representation is imperative. As parents, you are the voice for your child, and selecting a law firm that understands your experience is critical. Our promise is to listen intently, advocate fiercely, and strive for the peace of mind you deserve.

Answers to Your Urgent Questions

What caused this injury to happen to my child?

  • It’s natural to question why your child has suffered a birth injury, and the uncertainty can be agonizing. You might wonder if it was a cruel twist of fate or a preventable error. Often, medical professionals won’t acknowledge their mistakes, leaving you in the dark. Our role as birth injury attorneys is to shed light on the truth. By meticulously reviewing your case, we aim to identify whether negligence played a part, pinpoint who is liable, and pursue the compensation that your family is entitled to receive.

How can I tell if my child’s injury was the result of medical negligence?

  • A doctor or hospital is unlikely to concede any mistakes, as this could be a costly admission. That’s why securing a seasoned birth injury lawyer is essential. Someone who is adept at uncovering the truth, who knows the critical questions to pose, the crucial records to review, and the subtle details to observe. Birth injury cases are complex, and you need someone with the expertise to counter the robust defenses you’ll encounter.

What is the typical duration for resolving a birth injury lawsuit?

  • The journey through a birth injury lawsuit can be prolonged, sometimes stretching over several years. Persistence and experience are key, which is why partnering with a birth injury attorney who can commit to your case for the long haul is vital. The timeline for your case will depend on various aspects, including the extent of the injury, the depth of the investigation needed, the volume of pertinent witnesses, and the openness of the other side to come to a settlement, among others.

In what ways do medical professionals cause birth injuries?

  • Some birth injuries result from medical staff taking an unnecessarily forceful approach during delivery, such as the misuse of delivery instruments like forceps or vacuum extractors or handling the baby too roughly. Others arise from a failure to properly interpret and act on abnormal fetal monitor tracings, failure to monitor critical signs appropriately, missing the cues of oxygen deprivation, fetal distress, umbilical cord issues, or infections—all of which can lead to severe consequences like brain damage or cerebral palsy.

What kind of compensation can I expect from a birth injury claim?

  • Every birth injury claim is unique, making it difficult to predict a compensation amount without a detailed understanding of your case. Be cautious of any attorney who quotes a sum without a thorough evaluation. The compensation you might receive can cover a range of expenses and damages, from immediate and future medical costs to rehabilitation, emotional distress, and physical suffering, to possible punitive damages in certain cases.

How do you prove medical negligence in a birth injury case? 

  • To establish a case of medical negligence, three elements must be proven: the standard of care, a violation of this standard, and causation. The standard of care refers to what a reasonably prudent healthcare provider would do in a similar situation. A violation occurs when the medical professional’s actions deviate from this standard. Finally, it must be shown that the healthcare provider’s actions directly caused the injury. 

Seeking an Attorney Who Focuses on Birth Injury Law

Within the niche of medical malpractice, birth injury stands out as particularly intricate. Generalist firms often pass such cases to those who, like us, focus on this heartbreaking practice area. If something feels amiss about your child’s birth, trust that intuition—early legal intervention is crucial.

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