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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
May 15, 2024
A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Medical Malpractice and Neonatal Therapeutic Hypothermia: When medical professionals fail to adhere to established guidelines for neonatal therapeutic hypothermia, resulting in misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, or lack of informed consent, it may constitute medical malpractice.
  • Establishing Liability in Malpractice Cases: Davis & Davis works hard to establish liability in medical malpractice cases by thoroughly examining medical records and consulting with experts, aiming to link the provider’s actions to the injury.
  • Entitlement to Damages Post Diagnosis: Victims of malpractice cases are entitled to recover damages, including medical expenses, ongoing care costs, emotional trauma, and, in severe cases, compensation for long-term disabilities.
  • Seeking Justice with Davis & Davis: As dedicated neonatal therapeutic hypothermia lawyers in Houston, Davis & Davis offers compassionate and expert legal representation, focusing on securing justice and compensation for families.
  • Reach out to us today through our online contact form or by calling (888) 522-9444.

Neonatal therapeutic hypothermia is a treatment used in certain newborns who have experienced birth asphyxia, a condition that can lead to brain injury. It involves cooling the baby’s body temperature to help reduce brain damage. If not administered correctly due to negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to partner with a dedicated Houston neonatal therapeutic hypothermia attorney and file a claim for damages. 

You expect your doctor to monitor you and your child to the best of their ability, and when this fails to occur, you both run the risk of injury. At Davis & Davis, our neonatal therapeutic hypothermia lawyers are committed to helping our clients with any and all of their medical malpractice needs. To see how we can best be of service to your unique case, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

When is Neonatal Therapeutic Hypothermia the Result of Medical Malpractice? 

The question of whether or not medical malpractice has occurred when it comes to neonatal therapeutic hypothermia primarily hinges on the medical standard of care. Healthcare professionals are expected to adhere to established medical guidelines, and a failure to implement this treatment when medically indicated could be viewed as a deviation from these standards. This is particularly pertinent when the baby’s condition clearly warrants such intervention according to current medical understanding and practices.

Timely and accurate diagnosis of conditions that necessitate neonatal therapeutic hypothermia is crucial, and a delay or misdiagnosis leading to the omission of this essential treatment can be grounds for negligence. Furthermore, it’s imperative to establish a direct causal link between the healthcare provider’s failure to provide this treatment and the adverse outcome. This often requires expert medical testimony to demonstrate how the lack of timely therapeutic intervention directly contributed to the harm. 

Additionally, in situations where the use of therapeutic hypothermia might carry certain risks or is considered optional, the failure to obtain informed consent from the parents can also be a factor in malpractice claims.

Establishing Liability After Your Medical Malpractice Injury

Establishing liability in a medical malpractice case is a meticulous process that requires expertise and a comprehensive approach. At Davis & Davis, we have over 70 years of experience in unraveling the complex layers of these cases to pinpoint a liable party. This involves a thorough examination of medical records, detailed consultations with medical experts, and an in-depth understanding of medical practices and standards. 

Whether it’s a failure to diagnose, a lapse in adhering to standard medical procedures, or an error in the application of the treatment, we aim to uncover the truth and hold the responsible parties accountable.

The journey to establish liability is underpinned by our commitment to your family’s right to justice. It’s not just about identifying what went wrong; it’s about understanding how it has altered your lives and what could have been done to prevent it. Our approach at Davis & Davis is both empathetic and relentless as our neonatal therapeutic hypothermia lawyers navigate through the legal and medical nuances of your case. 

What Damages Are You Entitled to For Your Medical Malpractice Claim? 

When you are facing the aftermath of medical malpractice, you are entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages for your losses. At Davis & Davis, we are committed to ensuring you receive the full compensation you deserve. This can include coverage for medical expenses incurred due to the treatment and any ongoing care your child may need, which can be substantial in cases involving neonatal therapy. 

Additionally, our neonatal therapeutic hypothermia Lawyer in Houston considers the emotional trauma and distress that comes with navigating such a challenging situation, advocating for damages that acknowledge the pain and suffering endured by both the child and the family.

Moreover, in certain situations, if the negligence has led to long-term or permanent disabilities, compensation for future care and support, including specific therapy, educational needs, and lifestyle adaptations, may also be pursued. Our experienced team at Davis & Davis is adept at quantifying these often-overlooked aspects, ensuring that your settlement reflects not just the immediate costs, but also the long-term impact on your child’s and your family’s life.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today at Davis & Davis

If your newborn has undergone neonatal therapeutic hypothermia and you suspect medical negligence played a role, our team of neonatal therapeutic hypothermia attorneys at Davis & Davis is here to support you. As Houston’s dedicated neonatal therapeutic hypothermia lawyers, we are deeply familiar with the complexities of these specific birth injury cases. With a track record of success in over 300 jury trials, our experienced team is exceptionally qualified to represent your and your family’s interests.

Working with Davis & Davis means selecting a partner who advocates for you on a contingency basis. This arrangement allows you to focus on your family’s recovery and well-being without the worry of immediate legal fees. Begin your path to justice and tranquility with a team that embodies both professional excellence and genuine empathy. For a complimentary, no-obligation consultation, reach out to us today through our online contact form or by calling (888) 522-9444.

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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