You might not know what to do if your child sustained an injury during their delivery. Depending on the severity of your child’s injuries, he or she may need significant long-term medical care and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, many families have trouble affording this medical care, but our firm can help. For more information on suing for birth injuries, please read on, then contact an experienced Houston, Texas forceps injuries lawyer today.
How do birth injuries happen in Texas?
Birth injuries can happen for several reasons, though they are often the result of negligence on the part of surgeons. Common types of birth injuries that are often the result of malpractice include cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy. The improper use of forceps is also a very common cause of birth injuries. If your child has sustained head, spinal cord, or brachial plexus injuries, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid medical malpractice claim. Broken bones are also a sign of malpractice.
If your child sustained birth injuries during their delivery, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a skilled Houston, Texas birth injury lawyer immediately.
How long do you have to file a birth injury lawsuit in Texas?
This is a complicated question. It depends on who exactly is filing the claim. Parents can file a birth injury claim up to two years from the date of diagnosis. The child can file for a claim until two years following his or her eighteenth birthday. Therefore, a child injured during birth may have until their twentieth birthday to file a claim.
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