San Antonio Birth Injury Lawyers
When a Child's Birth Goes Catastrophically Wrong, We Can Help
Some of the saddest medical malpractice cases are those in which an infant is harmed during the birthing process. These injuries can be sustained in the child's body, caused by unnecessary rough handling, or in the child's brain, which may be damaged for life. In the worst cases, the child or mother dies. Knowing that these tragedies occurred due to the negligence of trusted health care providers is almost too much to bear.
At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we hold medical providers in the highest respect for their dedication and the good work they do. But when providers fail to meet an expected level of quality care, it is right for the people responsible to share in the loss.
If your child was injured during the birthing process or if you lost your child or your wife during childbirth, you may have cause to bring a medical malpractice suit against the medical staff and facility that handled the birth—and our San Antonio birth injury attorneys can help.
How Do Birth Injuries Happen?
Most medical providers are highly skilled, caring individuals who draw on their training and experience to provide the level of treatment and care we have come to expect. Unfortunately, some medical professionals fail to uphold this standard of care. When obstetricians, nurses, midwives, and doctors make mistakes or act negligently, the consequences can be devastating.
While some birth defects and injuries are the result of uncontrollable factors, including genetics and environmental conditions, others are entirely preventable. If you believe a medical provider’s negligent or wrongful conduct caused or contributed to your injury, your child’s injury, or your loved one’s injury, you could have grounds for a birth injury lawsuit.
Some of the common causes of birth injuries include:
- Failure to diagnose/treat maternal conditions, such as infections
- Prolonged labor/failure to order a timely cesarean section (C-section)
- Improper use of assistive birth devices, such as forceps or vacuum extractors
- Failure to monitor vital signs in the mother and/or baby
- Failure to identify/address signs of fetal distress (low oxygen levels, etc.)
- Difficult labor/delivery, including complications such as a cervix that does not expand
- Use of excessive force during delivery (pulling the child from the birth canal)
- Failure to diagnose/treat conditions in the infant (jaundice, infections, etc.)
While most births do not result in serious birth injuries or complications, there are many things that can go wrong during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. If you suspect that your child suffered a birth injury, seek medical attention right away. Then, contact our team at Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. to learn more about your rights and legal options.
Types of Birth Injury Cases We Handle
At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to see your case through to a successful conclusion, including going to trial.
Our firm handles birth injury cases throughout Texas involving:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Oxygen deprivation
- Brain injuries
- C-section delivery errors
- Umbilical cord compression
- Shoulder dystocia
- Ruptured uterus
- Uterine hyperstimulation
- Pitocin administration errors
This is not an exhaustive list; if you, your child, or the mother of your child suffered any type of injury due to a medical provider’s negligence, reach out to our firm to learn how we can help.
Damages in Birth Injury Cases
Sadly, a serious birth injury can result in long-lasting consequences for the child and his or her family. Often, these injuries require extensive, ongoing medical treatment; in some cases, the injured child may need lifelong care. Some injuries, such as cerebral palsy, will permanently affect the child’s quality of life.
At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we understand just how devastating these situations are, as well as the immense physical, emotional, and financial impact birth injuries have on families. Our goal is to recover the maximum compensation you and your child deserve so that you can ensure he or she gets the medical treatment and ongoing care he or she needs.
Depending on the specifics of your birth injury case, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost/reduced quality of life
- Lost income/wages
- Reduced or lost earning capacity
- Future lost earnings
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Funeral/burial expenses
Our attorneys can meet with you to discuss your potential case. Your initial consultation is completely free, and we do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Representing Injured Mothers, Children & Their Loved Ones
Mothers can be injured in the birth process, too. It is possible that a mother was given the wrong drugs, misdiagnosed, or denied the proper treatment until it was too late. The results can be profoundly damaging and sometimes fatal. The mother and her baby may require extensive therapy, surgery, in-hospital equipment, and long-term home care. When any of these conditions occur, parents seek answers. Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. provides the support you need during this difficult time.
We put our trust in our doctors and other providers. When this trust is violated, especially through reckless or inept conduct, justice must be sought. Our San Antonio birth injury attorneys understand what you are going through and are here to help you through this.
Learn more about how we can fight for you by calling (210) 361-2997.
Birth Injury $7,000,000
Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2020) Contingency Fee: $2,800,000 Reimbursable Expenses: $75,578 Net to Client: $4,124,421
Birth Injury $5,750,000
Involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2014) Contingency Fee: $1,786,738.72 Reimbursable Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $3,396,261.28
Head-on Collision $5,000,000
With an 18-wheeler causing serious injury and death (2008) Contingency Fee: $1,799,990.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $150,000.00 Net to Client: $2,581,834,89
Carbon Monoxide Leak $4,290,000
Exposed the crew to harmful gasses (2006) Contingency Fee: $1,716,000.00 Case Expenses: $100,000 Net to Client: $2,474,000.00
Construction Accident Death $3,600,000
Due to dangerous work conditions (2015) Contingency Fee: $1,440,000.00 Case Expenses: $125,000.00 Net to Client: $2,035,000.00
Trucking Accident $3,000,000
Trucking accident resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fees: $1,000,000.00 Case Expenses: $93,455.68 Net to Client $1,906,544.32
Failure To Diagnose $1,820,000
Failure to diagnose ruptured brain aneurysm in the Emergency Department resulting in serious injury (2020) Contingency fee: $712,090.00 Reimbursable expenses: $157.285.61 Net to client: $950,624.39
Back Surgery Resulting in Paralysis $1,600,000
Back surgery resulting in paralysis (2014) Contingency Fee: $640,000.00 Case Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $790,000.00
Ceiling Collapse $1,450,000
Ceiling collapse at a construction site resulting in injuries (2012) Contingency Fee: $438,476.26 Case Expenses: $26,952.51 Net to Client: $984,571.23
Failure To Diagnose $1,370,000
Failure to diagnose and treat a necrotizing infection resulting in death (2019) Contingency Fee: $548,000.00 Reimbursable expenses: $165,301.67 Net to client: $656,698.33
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