Delivery trauma can come in many kinds. Two of the most common are mechanical injuries and oxygen deprivation injuries. Mechanical injuries involve the use of physical force, such as causing a brachial plexus injury during delivery by pulling on the baby's arm too hard. Oxygen deprivation or anoxic injuries can cause brain damage, blindness, cerebral palsy and other serious conditions. They may result from nuchal cord injury or cord prolapse, improper drugs used during labor, acidosis or other causes.
Hampton & King has been a respected name in the Houston legal community for more than 35 years. We handle all types of delivery trauma cases for clients across the state. Hartley Hampton is board certified in personal injury litigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in civil litigation by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Issues Related To Improper Resuscitation
Oxygen deprivation, meconium aspiration and a host of other issues may require an infant to be resuscitated immediately after birth. Any delay can cause brain damage or infant death. Obstetricians and other health care providers may potentially be held liable for any injuries if they:
- Fail to realize that the baby needs to be resuscitated
- Fail to call in a trained neonatologist or NICU team
- Fail to correctly conduct the resuscitation of newborns, such as using improper intubation techniques
If you suspect that your child was injured due to delivery trauma or improper resuscitation, learn more about your rights and options. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling our Houston office at 713-574-8660 or contact us via email.