Birth Injuries & Newborn Injuries
Childbirth is an intense experience and commonly involves complications, but that is why it is overseen in a hospital by specially trained medical professionals. If your joy at the birth of your child was short-lived because of the baby's serious disability or life-threatening injury, you may have a cause of action against those medical providers.
The law firm of Rush & Gransee, L.C., handles medical malpractice litigation. Our experienced birth injury attorneys, in conjunction with our experts, can determine if your baby's injury or death resulted from medical negligence.
Do you have a case for malpractice against the doctor or hospital? Call us today at 210-223-9200 or toll free at 888-501-9299.Medical Malpractice in Labor, Delivery or Neonatal Care
Our medical negligence team has helped devastated families hold physicians and medical facilities accountable for preventable injuries to newborns and infants. We seek compensation for the projected costs of caring for a child with special needs, as well as compensation for the child's diminished quality of life.
We can evaluate the medical records and other evidence relating to any type of birth injury, including:
- Cerebral palsy or another hypoxic brain injury (oxygen deprivation) during the birthing process
- Nerve damage (Erb's palsy or Klumpke's palsy) from injury to the brachial plexus nerves during delivery, resulting in paralysis in the hand or whole arm
- Postpartum ailments such as respiratory distress, jaundice, bleeding in the brain or bone fractures that are not diagnosed or treated by the neonatal staff
There has been a trend in South Texas to use agency nurses as a cost-saving measure in understaffed hospitals. These temporary nurses in the delivery room, in the nursery or in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may contribute to birth injuries, even when they have a background in obstetrics or neonatal care. They simply may not be familiar with the equipment, the facility, co-workers or hospital protocol, causing critical errors or delays in urgent situations.
The main fault may lie with the delivering obstetrician (OB-GYN physician). Failure to anticipate a difficult birth or to perform a timely C-section can result in brain damage if the umbilical cord becomes pinched during childbirth. Excessive force or improper technique to free a baby who is stuck in the birth canal can break bones or permanently damage the delicate nerves in the infant's shoulder.Your Case is Reviewed and Advanced by Experienced Professionals
Robert Rush is a board-certified trial lawyer* who has successfully sued doctors and hospitals in San Antonio and throughout South Texas. If we take your case, there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation through a negotiated settlement or a jury award. Medical malpractice cases often go all the way to trial, and we are prepared for that commitment and investment of resources.
If you believe that your baby's birth trauma traces to medical negligence, arrange a free consultation today with an accomplished malpractice attorney.
* Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Lawyer