We will investigate, find the truth and secure the maximum compensation to help you with expenses and long-term medical care for your child.
“They went above and beyond to give our family a level of closure that was vital for us to move forward…” – Della C.
“They worked their hearts out to get justice for a young child…I have been a lawyer for 20 years, and can honestly say that this law firm could be the best medical malpractice firm in the country.” – Reynaldo Garza III
“I will definitely recommend them to any family. Laura is definitely hands down an amazing lawyer.” – Jacklyn C.
Baby Birth Injuries A Traumatic Reality for Many Parents
All parents wish the best for their new baby. We hope, we pray, we change and adapt our own lifestyle to best prepare for our little miracle, and we put our trust and faith in the medical system to do the right things to protect our baby. Tragically, some newborns are injured and some of those injuries were preventable.
If your child was injured and you have questions, we will help you find answers and peace of mind about your child’s future.
Many birth injuries are due to medical negligence. They could have been prevented if the providers had followed the standard of care. The medical expenses necessary to care for a child with birth injuries can be very significant. At Brown Trial Firm, our birth injury lawyers will evaluate your child’s legal rights and seek compensation to secure ongoing medical care.
- Permanent disabilities to the brain and the body.
- Delayed development, difficulty in school, and an inability to achieve independence in adulthood.
- High medical costs, including hospitalizations, multiple surgeries, skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, customized equipment, and round-the-clock caretaking.
How do I know If my baby suffered a birth injury?
To determine whether a baby suffered a birth injury, there must be an evaluation of the medical records and information about the events that happened. The condition of the mom and the baby are important details. However, we frequently get parents’ questions about the APGAR scoring system and how an APGAR score relates to a birth injury.
An APGAR score is one of the many pieces of information used to evaluate a baby’s overall condition following birth. If you aren’t sure if your child has suffered a preventable birth injury, the best thing to do is contact a birth injury attorney for a consultation. An attorney can help investigate your case to find out what happened and whether the injury was preventable.
What to Do If your child has a birth injury?
Birth injuries happen near or during childbirth and include injuries to the child’s developing brain and body. Sometimes, birth injuries result in obvious symptoms, like seizures, lethargy, and fussiness for no apparent reason. Other times, symptoms may not be obvious until the child starts missing common child development milestones. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) , cerebral palsy (CP), and Erb’s palsy are common forms of serious birth injuries.
If your child has a birth injury that could have been prevented through proper medical care, it’s important to act quickly. The sooner you get help, the faster your child can get treatment, care, and therapy. Intervening early with the right care can help minimize some of the long-term struggles your child will face.
Birth injuries happen near or during childbirth and include injuries to the child’s developing brain and body. Sometimes, birth injuries result in obvious symptoms, like seizures, lethargy, and fussiness for no apparent reason. Other times, symptoms may not be obvious until the child starts missing common child development milestones. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, Cerebral Palsy, and Erb’s Palsy are common forms of serious birth injuries.
Many birth injuries are due to medical negligence, and could have been prevented if the providers had followed the standard of care. The medical expenses necessary to care for a child with birth injuries caused by medical negligence can be very significant. A birth injury lawyer can help evaluate your child’s legal rights.
What Causes Cerebral Palsy (CP)?
Cerebral palsy (CP) is often caused by injury or damage to the brain. People with CP have trouble with motor control, making it difficult to move and sometime causing involuntary movements. Depending on the type of CP, people with Cerebral Palsy will have cognitive problems and learning disabilities.
Common indicators of children with CP include seizures, missing common child development milestones such as crawling or walking, involuntary movements, speech and language difficulty, and problems with vision and hearing. Many children who have cerebral palsy suffered an injury at or near birth that could have been prevented.
What Causes HIE?
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury caused by lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain. HIE is a type of birth injury, since it is an injury that may occur at or near the time of birth. Some other terms associated with HIE are birth asphyxia, perinatal asphyxia, and neonatal encephalopathy.
A common treatment for HIE is therapeutic hypothermia (also known as “infant cooling”) where the baby is fitted with a cooling cap or placed on a cooling blanket to try and minimize or prevent brain damage. HIE is a leading cause of cerebral palsy (CP) and other mental and physical injuries at birth.
Hypothermia Therapy for Brain-Injured Babies
Even though neonatal cooling therapy is a widely proven and generally accepted treatment for newborns experiencing HIE, it’s important for medical providers to carefully follow strict procedures and steps to ensure the effectiveness of the therapy and avoid potential negative impacts.
Failure to follow these procedures can negate the treatment and cause further injury.
Verdicts & Settlements Financial security for Your Child
Birth injury cases are like babies—every one is unique and special. Although these past success stories are no guarantee of success in your case, they can provide you examples of what we’ve been able to accomplish in similar cases. Contact us to determine the value of your potential claim.
HIE Malpractice Lawsuit
The child’s HIE and CP were caused by hypoxia and ischemia when the umbilical cord wrapped around the child’s neck, preventing the child from getting enough oxygen. The medical providers did not identify the warning signs and did not order a timely c-section. The delay caused severe and permanent injuries.
Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawsuit
The child suffered HIE and CP injuries when the medical professionals failed to timely order and perform a c-section in response to fetal distress warnings. A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $3,080,000 and litigation expenses and attorney’s fees which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.
Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawsuit
The child suffered HIE and CP as a result of uterine rupture, placental abruption, and a delay in performing an emergency c-section. A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $1,441,584 and litigation expenses and attorney’s fees which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.
Can I Afford A birth injury ATTORNEY?
YES, you can afford an injury attorney. We believe that everyone deserves fairness and justice. Everyone deserves to know what happened and why. Lawyers often charge hundreds of dollars per hour for their work. We understand that families caring for children with birth injuries may not be able to pay an attorney an hourly fee.
That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis. Our fee structure allows anyone access to justice. On a contingency fee, you do not pay hourly and pay nothing out of pocket. A percentage of the settlement or verdict will pay our law firm for the time and expense we’ve put into representing your child and your family.
you will never pay anything out of pocket.
Laura Brown Super Lawyer, Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
Attorney Laura Brown answers parents’ question:
How do we know if our baby’s birth injury was preventable?
The Brown Trial Firm is a Texas-based birth injury law firm that has a national reach. Laura is active in the birth injury legal community across the United States. She is licensed to practice law in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and has handled cases across the country.
A mother of two, Laura has a passion for representing children who have been injured and their families. Her dedication and zealous advocacy has led to many successful recoveries on behalf of the families she has represented.Learn more about Laura
TEXAS-BASED TRIAL ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING BABIES AND FAMILIES NATIONWIDE
At the Brown Trial Firm, when we accept a case, we join your team whole-heartedly. First, we will listen to your story to understand the unique challenges that your family faces, and then we will answer your most urgent and pressing questions. From our law offices in Texas, we extend a helping hand to families all around the country who need support during this difficult time.
Your child is always our highest priority
Birth injury cases are difficult. The medicine involved is challenging. Every case is different.
Having a birth injury lawyer with experience and a history of results matters. Here’s what makes The Brown Trial Firm different:
We have the trial and mediation experience to win and to help get you the best possible result.
Dedication and zealous advocacy have led to many successful recoveries on behalf of the families we represented.
A child’s traumatic injury is heart-wrenching for any parents. Our goal is to get your family through this to the best of our abilities.
While past results are no guarantee of success in your unique case, it’s clear that we deliver for our clients time and time again.