Houston Birth Injury Claims Attorney
America has the highest level of obstetrical care in the world. However, the birth process is one of the most medically dangerous times in a woman's life. Simple errors or misjudgment in the birth room or during pre- or postnatal care can result in tragic birth injuries and medical problems that can affect a mother or baby for a lifetime.
- Labor and delivery errors
- Negligent fetal heart monitoring
- Mismanagement of Group B strep
- Fetal distress and oxygen deprivation causing respiratory distress, perinatal asphyxia, perinatal hypoxia, anoxic brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Other birth injuries, including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, birth-related seizure disorder, fetal brachycardia, fetal acidosis, brachial plexus, cord compression, and forceps injuries
A Note about Perinatal Asphyxia
Brain injury to a fetus or newborn may result in developmental delays that affect quality of life, capacity to live independently and ability to work. In some cases, a brain injury can be attributed to genetic or growth abnormalities that occurred during fetal development. However, there are other cases where brain trauma may have been preventable during the course of the mother's labor and delivery, such as with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
Hartley Hampton, P.C., has experience representing families in complex cases involving brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries to babies.
Houston birth injury attorney Hartley Hampton is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. He is certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We care about helping you recover fair compensation for your baby's injuries.
Contact a Texas Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
If you believe negligence by your ob-gyn or other health care staff may have caused or contributed to your baby's birth injury, please contact the medical malpractice firm of Hartley Hampton. We work only on a contingency fee basis and advance all of the investigation, case development and court costs. Those expenses, plus our fee, are deducted from any ultimate recovery. If we are not successful, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.