Were you and your child injured during or after labor due to medical malpractice? Read the answers to these 3 common birth injury questions, then call us.
1. What Are Birth Injuries?
One of the more devastating things I deal with as a Texas medical malpractice lawyer are birth injury claims. It’s supposed to be the most joyous day. Then before you know it, lights are going off. People are rushing in. Your baby’s taken away from you. You find out there’s some lifelong complication that can affect you and your baby from that day forward.
Who’s responsible? Sometimes nobody. Sometimes events happen that are out of everybody’s control. However, if a doctor or a nurse didn’t follow the rules they’re supposed to follow, didn’t do the things we expect of our healthcare professionals, and your baby and you are devastated, contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who understands birth injury cases.
2. How Do I Know If I Have a Birth Related Medical Malpractice Claim?
Birth injuries happen. In Texas, medical malpractice laws apply. How do you know if you have a case? It involves a very thorough review of all of the records, your prenatal records, your OB/GYN record, the hospital records, your baby’s medical chart.
Your baby gets a medical chart and you get a medical chart when you go to the hospital. All of those things have to be examined. If your baby suffered injuries, and there’s any number of them that can happen, the only way to know if you have a case is to examine what happened, and why it happened. Hiring an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, someone who’s done birth injury cases for a long time, is the only way for you to know for sure.
3. Who is to Claim For My Child’s Birth Injury?
If you and your new baby have suffered devastating injuries during delivery, you are probably wanting to know who’s responsible. Under Texas medical malpractice laws, that’s the law that covers birth injuries, it might be the nurses. It might be the doctor.
Maybe an anesthesiologist was involved. The point is, you won’t know until an experienced medical malpractice lawyer looks at everything that happened while you were under the care of that healthcare team.
Birth injuries can be caused by a number of medical errors. Importantly, not every error in judgment gives rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. After reading the answers to these 3 common birth injury questions, contact a San Antonio birth injury lawyer at Rush & Gransee today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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