Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law
Call for a free consultation
Local 713-364-0314713-364-0314 Toll Free 877-202-0835 877-202-0835

Birth injury overview

Houston parents-to-be are overwhelmingly excited about the birth of their newborn babies. They plan and anticipate the birth for months before the baby even arrives. Most of the time, these births happen without incident, but occasionally birth injuries do occur.

In many cases, something happens during the birth and delivery process that results in a birth injury. These injuries are different than birth defects, which happen during or before the pregnancy. Birth injuries can include cerebral palsy, hypoxic and anoxic brain injury, complications from a Caesarean section, shoulder dystocia, failure to monitor fetal conditions, forceps injuries and other conditions that are caused by something having gone wrong during the birth. Many of these injuries that occur can give rise to a lawsuit if a doctor fails to adequately assess the situation or respond to the conditions and complications.

Birth injuries occur in five out of every 1,000 births in the United States. Although this is a small percentage of babies who are born, the results of the injuries can be devastating to parents. If a person believes that they have a birth injury case, they will need to prove that a medical professional was negligent in their care. They will have to show that the conduct of a medical professional fell below the generally accepted standard of medical care in a similar situation.

If a child suffers harm during the birth and damages are awarded, they are often awarded to the child in the form of a trust. Recent legislation may limit the amount of certain kinds of damages that are awarded, but there are a number of categories that may not be limited to a certain amount. These can include compensation for loss of future wages, pain and suffering and medical expenses.

Source: FindLaw, "Birth injury FAQ," accessed on Sept. 1, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Davis & Davis for a Complimentary Consultation Davis & Davis proudly accepts referrals from Texas attorneys and law firms nationwide.

D&Ds Mobile Office

D&D's Mobile Office D&Ds Mobile Office

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law
440 Louisiana St.
Suite 1850
Houston, TX 77002

Toll Free: 877-202-0835
Phone: 713-364-0314
Phone: 713-364-0314
Houston Law Office Map

Houston Office Map

With Davis & Davis's mobile office, we can meet you anywhere in Texas within 2 hours.