Birth Injury Attorneys in Houston

When a joyful event like childbirth turns into a nightmare due to a birth injury, the impact can be devastating. Birth injuries can happen due to improper care during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, the misuse of medical instruments, or other forms of medical negligence. The injuries sustained can lead to long-term disabilities, medical expenses, and emotional trauma for the child and the family. In such cases, seeking legal help from our experienced Houston birth injury lawyers is crucial to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable and that the family receives proper compensation.

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Our Approach

At Davis Law Group, we understand the complexities of birth injury cases, and we provide compassionate and effective legal representation to families dealing with these challenging life events. Our team of experienced Houston birth injury lawyers advocate for our clients’ best interests and help them secure the compensation necessary to care for their child and move forward with their lives. Families may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, ongoing care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages in birth injury cases. However, pursuing a birth injury claim requires a thorough understanding of related medical and legal issues. Our team of Houston birth injury attorneys can help.

Why Davis Law Group?

Davis Law Group was founded in 2013 by double-board-certified personal injury attorney Joshua Davis, who brings nearly two decades of experience and success handling complex injury cases. Our entire team has the skills, resources, and dedication to represent our clients effectively, and we do so with compassion and care. You can trust our Houston lawyers to prioritize your well-being first and foremost while tailoring legal solutions to your unique needs.

Our firm also has a reputation for excellence in patient, kindhearted communication through every step of the legal process. We prioritize transparency and will always keep you informed. A birth injury can be a devastating experience, and we are here to provide the support and guidance our clients need to navigate this challenging time.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can vary in severity, ranging from minor bruises and lacerations to more serious conditions such as cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, and brain damage. These injuries can result from a variety of factors, including the following:

  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors during delivery
  • Failure to monitor fetal distress
  • Delayed or improper delivery techniques
  • Failure to diagnose or treat maternal infections
  • Medication errors during pregnancy or childbirth
  • Inadequate prenatal care

Birth injuries resulting from these or other factors can have lifelong consequences for the child and their family. Families must seek legal advice right away if they suspect that their child's birth injury was caused by medical negligence or malpractice.

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Types of Birth Injuries We Deal With

Brachial Plexus Injuries (Erb's Palsy)

When the nerves in the baby's neck are stretched or torn during birth, often due to shoulder dystocia or excessive pulling on the baby's head, a brachial plexus injury can occur, resulting in weakness or paralysis in the affected arm.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect movement and muscle coordination. It can be caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth, often due to oxygen deprivation or trauma during delivery.


Fractures, or broken bones, can occur during the birth process, especially in larger babies or when forceps or vacuum extractors are used. Common fractures include collarbone (clavicle) fractures.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can occur during birth if the baby's spine is twisted or compressed. These injuries can lead to long-term disabilities, including paralysis, depending on the location and severity of the injury.

Brain Damage

Brain damage can occur due to various factors during birth, such as oxygen deprivation (hypoxia or anoxia), infections, or trauma. Brain damage can result in a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, and motor impairments.

Birth Injuries Affecting Mothers

  • Perineal Tears: Tears in the perineum, the area between the vagina and anus, can occur during childbirth, especially if an episiotomy is performed.
  • Uterine Rupture: In rare cases, the uterus can tear during labor, which can lead to severe bleeding and the need for emergency surgery.
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage: Excessive bleeding after childbirth can occur due to various factors, including tears in the uterus, cervix, or vaginal tissues.
  • Infections: Mothers can develop infections after childbirth, such as endometritis (infection of the uterine lining) or perineal infections.
  • Preeclampsia: This pregnancy complication is characterized by high blood pressure. Usually occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it can cause damage to other organs, most often the liver and kidneys, and lead to serious, even fatal, complications if not treated.
  • Cesarean Section Complications: While a C-section can be a life-saving procedure, it also carries risks, including infection, blood loss, and injury to surrounding organs.
  • Emotional Trauma: Difficult or traumatic childbirth experiences can lead to emotional distress, including postpartum depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In some cases, tearing during childbirth is unavoidable, but if it is excessive or caused by the negligence of medical staff, it may lead to a birth injury claim. Failure to properly monitor the mother's vital signs and prenatal health can also result in various adverse medical conditions for the mother.

Preventing Birth Injuries

Preventing birth injuries involves comprehensive prenatal care and attentive medical practices during labor and delivery. Regular prenatal check-ups help monitor the health of the mother and her baby, allowing for early detection and management of any potential issues. During labor, healthcare providers should closely monitor the progress of labor, the baby's heart rate, and the mother's vital signs. Proper techniques during delivery, such as controlled pushing and the use of forceps or vacuum extraction when necessary, can also help prevent birth injuries. Additionally, ensuring that medical staff are well-trained and experienced in handling childbirth complications can significantly reduce the risk of birth injuries.

What to Do After a Birth Injury

  • Seek Medical Attention: The health and safety of your child are paramount; seek medical attention from qualified healthcare professionals immediately.
  • Document Everything: Keep detailed records of the medical treatment your child receives, including doctor visits, test results, and medications prescribed.
  • Call Davis Law Group: Contact our Houston birth injury lawyers with experience handling cases like yours to provide legal guidance and help you understand the legal process, including filing a claim and representing your interests in court if necessary.
  • Gather Evidence: Collect any evidence related to the birth injury, such as medical records, photographs, and witness statements.
  • Consider Your Child's Future: Birth injuries can have long-lasting effects on your child's health and well-being; consider seeking compensation to cover medical expenses, ongoing care, and other related costs.
  • Focus on Your Child's Care: While pursuing legal action is important, your child's health and well-being should always come first, and the medical care and support they need are most important.
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Your Case Matters, and We Are Here to Help

Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to investigate birth injury cases thoroughly, consult with medical experts, and build a strong legal strategy to pursue maximum compensation for our clients. We understand the emotional and financial toll that birth injuries can take on families, and we are committed to providing compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process. 

If you or your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence or malpractice, you don't have to face this difficult situation alone. Our team of experienced birth injury attorneys in Houston is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you in seeking justice and compensation for your child's injuries.

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