Texas Birth Injury Attorney
During labor, obstetrical nurses are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the mother's vital signs, the progress of labor and fetal heart tones, and they are responsible for keeping the obstetrician advised. The nurses are the obstetrician's "eyes and ears" until the obstetrician is called to come to bedside. When nurses fail to recognize and report signs of maternal or fetal distress, or when the obstetrician fails to respond appropriately, the results can be disastrous.
At the medical malpractice law office of Hartley Hampton, P.C., we identify negligence, miscommunication, and departures from treatment protocols that result in birth injuries and harm to mothers. We review failures on the part of attending staff to communicate with doctors in regard to ominous patterns of fetal heart monitor strips.
Don't assume that "an inherent risk" or childbirth caused your injuries or the injury to your child - contact Houston labor and delivery errors lawyer Hartley Hampton today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Injuries during Labor and Birth
Medical malpractice attorney Hartley Hampton represents clients in regard to the following kinds of injuries sustained at birth or during labor:
- Cerebral palsy
- Mismanagement of group B strep
- Shoulder dystocia
- Forceps injuries
- Resuscitation errors
Determining the Cost of a Delivery Room Error
The effects of a birth injury can be permanent, resulting in brain damage and physical impairment. In order to ensure our clients recover a settlement or award that meets the needs of their child, we work with medical economists and life care planners who project the cost of a birth injury over a child's lifetime. We look at costs associated with future surgery, medical equipment, in-home nursing care, physical therapy, and diminished quality of life. We also explain the advantages of a structured settlement or the establishment of a special needs trust in securing a child's future.
Contact Houston Labor and Delivery Errors Lawyer Hartley Hampton Today
If you or your child has been injured during delivery, contact Houston labor and delivery errors lawyer Hartley Hampton today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.