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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
May 15, 2024
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  • Medical Malpractice in MAS Cases: Not all MAS cases are due to medical malpractice, but negligence can occur through inadequate fetal monitoring, delayed response in complicated deliveries, or poor management of pregnancy-related health issues.
  • Role of Attorneys in Establishing Fault: Skilled meconium aspiration syndrome lawyers like those at Davis & Davis use medical records and expert testimonies to prove healthcare providers’ negligence in MAS cases, highlighting deviations from standard care.
  • Process of Filing a Claim: Victims in Texas have two years to file a medical malpractice claim, with law firms assisting in timely filing and adequate representation of losses.
  • Securing a Just Settlement: Effective representation involves demonstrating the full extent of damages and negotiating with insurance companies to ensure settlements truly compensate for the family’s suffering due to MAS.
  • Connect with us through our contact form or call our office at (888) 522-9444 for expert guidance and support.

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) is a condition that occurs when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium (the baby’s first stool) and amniotic fluid into the lungs around the time of delivery. Sometimes, even with the most knowledgeable and attentive medical professionals, this condition is unavoidable. Other times, it is the direct result of a blatant disregard for the mother or child’s safety. 

When you and your child have fallen victim to medical malpractice, you are entitled to partner with a compassionate meconium aspiration syndrome attorney in Houston and file a claim for compensation and justice. As experienced Houston, TX Meconium Aspiration Syndrome lawyers at Davis & Davis, we can help in cases involving MAS. Our team, skilled in navigating the complexities of such medical malpractice cases, is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation for your needs.

When is Meconium Aspiration Syndrome the Result of Medical Malpractice? 

While not every instance of MAS is due to medical malpractice, certain situations may point to negligence by healthcare providers. Medical malpractice in the context of MAS could arise from a failure to adequately monitor fetal distress signals, which can indicate early meconium release. Other potential errors include improper handling of a complicated delivery, such as delayed decision-making for a cesarean section when the baby shows signs of distress, or inadequate monitoring and management of the mother’s health during pregnancy, which can contribute to premature meconium release.

Determining when MAS is the result of medical malpractice involves a careful review of the medical records, the standard of care provided, and the circumstances surrounding the birth. Medical professionals are expected to follow established protocols to detect and respond to fetal distress, and any deviation from these standards that leads to MAS can be grounds for a malpractice claim. 

Expert testimony is often required to establish a direct link between the healthcare provider’s actions (or lack thereof) and the occurrence of MAS. In such cases, the specialized knowledge of medical malpractice attorneys becomes crucial in navigating the complex intersection of medical science and legal accountability.

How a Dedicated Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

Navigating the aftermath of a medical malpractice case can be overwhelming. While you focus on healing, our team is prepared to get to work on the following important aspects of your claim: 

Establishing Fault

Establishing fault in MAS cases involves demonstrating that the medical professionals involved deviated from the accepted standard of care. This can include failures in monitoring fetal distress, delayed response to complications during delivery, or inadequate management of pregnancy-related health issues. 

Our team will utilize detailed medical records, expert testimonies, and a deep understanding of medical protocols to prove negligence. This expertise is pivotal in showing how such deviations directly contributed to the occurrence of MAS, thereby establishing the healthcare provider’s fault in the matter.

Filing Your Claim

Texas currently gives victims of medical malpractice two years to file a claim for damages in most situations. This is two years from the date of the birth injury or from the date of reasonable discovery. Our team is prepared to help you file your claim on time and ensure you are including an adequate representation of your losses now and expected expenses in the future. 

We will handle all aspects of your claim, including all communications with the insurance company as well. 

Recovering a Worthy Settlement 

Recovering a worthy settlement hinges on effectively demonstrating the extent of damages and the impact of the medical negligence. The meconium aspiration syndrome attorneys at Davis & Davis play a crucial role in this process, meticulously calculating and presenting all associated costs, which may include medical expenses, ongoing care needs, and emotional distress. 

Our extensive knowledge in medical malpractice law, combined with a deep commitment to our clients, positions us to secure settlements that genuinely compensate for the hardships endured due to MAS.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With a meconium Aspiration Syndrome Attorney Today

Entrusting the health of your newborn to medical professionals during childbirth is a significant moment filled with expectations of excellent care. Unfortunately, errors can occur, leading to serious conditions like Meconium Aspiration Syndrome. The seasoned Meconium Aspiration Syndrome lawyers at Davis & Davis in Houston, Texas, are committed to defending your rights. With decades of experience and over 300 jury trials to our name, we’re equipped to handle even the most intricate birth injury cases.

We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we secure the compensation your family rightly deserves. This approach ensures your peace of mind throughout the claims process. Begin your pursuit of justice today by reaching out for a complimentary consultation. Connect with us through our contact form or call our office at (888) 522-9444 for expert guidance and support.

John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

May 15 2024

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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