Houston families await the birth of a child with great anticipation. Most of the time these births occur with no complication and result in a healthy child and a grateful family. Still, complications can arise resulting in birth injuries or even death caused by such injuries.
The birth of a baby is almost always the happiest of events. Houston moms and dads plan for the event by decorating rooms, purchasing clothes and running countless errands to get ready for the big arrival. When the delivery runs into complications, though, parents have one immediate task: getting answers as to what went wrong. When there are birth injuries they can be caused by a negligent doctor or negligent medical staff.
Although it can be painful and unpredictable, most families go through the process of childbirth without obstetrical complications and joyfully receive the new addition to their family. Most childbirths don't involve complications, and the reason may be because obstetrical specialists are good at monitoring risks and intervening when necessary. When medical providers are not adequately trained in obstetrics serious birth injuries can occur.
For Houston residents, the birth of a child can be the most joyous of occasions. The anticipation of the parents' new bundle of joy and the careful planning of everything from the baby's room to making a birth plan is all part of the process for expectant parents.
What may come as a surprise to readers in the Houston, Texas, area is that according to a recent study, life expectancy at birth in the U.S. is among the lowest of other high-income countries. The study further found that birth injuries were a major cause of death for children.
As many parents in the Houston, Texas area know, having a child is a big responsibility. But parents who entrust their child to medical professionals should not have to worry about the quality of health care the child receives. Unfortunately for one set of parents, the quality of that care has become a major concern. They are suing a hospital after their child was born with cerebral palsy due to allegedly preventable complications from the birth.
Houston readers may be interested in a lawsuit has been filed against an Illinois doctor and the hospital he worked at for a newborn's injuries. The family is seeking compensation for the birth injuries that the newborn suffered as a result of asphyxia.
As this blog has previously written about, birth injuries are almost never warranted. While anything can happen when dealing with the delivery of a child, expecting parents shouldn't expect or accept negligent care from the doctor and staff that they are being treated by. And when people try to hold those doctors and staff accountable for birth injuries, they should expect their big-money opponents to fight back.
A child who is born facing an uphill battle because of injury or illness is never easy for a parent. But what can be more frustrating is if that injury was preventable but happened because of a medical staff's negligence. One Texas couple is trying to prove that in court, suing a hospital for injuries their daughter sustained during her birth.