Fort Worth Birth Injury Lawyers

Helping Birth Injury Victims Protect Their Legal Rights

Birth injuries have a tremendous impact on the victim and his or her family. Not only are there physical and emotional consequences, but birth injuries also commonly cause financial hardship. When birth injuries are caused by negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider, the victim’s family may be entitled to financial compensation.

Medical negligence is the term used when a healthcare provider’s care falls outside medically accepted standards. Examples of medical negligence include improper use of forceps or vacuums, failing to order a c-section, failing to monitor vital signs, and improper use of medications. Birth injuries associated with medical negligence can lead to chronic illness, physical disabilities, or even death.

When healthcare providers fail to meet the standards of care, patient lives are put at risk.

At Brown, Christie & Green, our Fort Worth birth injury lawyers help families affected by medical negligence and birth injuries. If your child was injured during birth, contact us to find out if you are eligible to file a birth injury lawsuit.

Because medical malpractice and negligence are complicated areas of law, it is important that you work with lawyers who have a track record of success. Our birth injury lawyers have helped numerous clients protect their legal rights and get the compensation they deserve. Contact Brown, Christie & Green today to learn more about how we can help you.

Common Injuries Occurring During Birth
  • Nerve injury leading to paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Oxygen deprivation causing damage to the brain or organs
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Umbilical cord misplacement or strangulation

Brown, Christie & Green is dedicated to helping families understand and protect their legal rights – and their futures.

Brown, Christie & Green Settle Infant Death Case

Brown, Christie & Green Law Firm’s experienced Texas birth injury attorneys settled a family’s claim against a prominent Texas hospital and a physician for their role in the traumatic death of the parents’ premature baby. The family accepted a settlement of $225,000 for which they expressed appreciation to the firm’s birth injury attorneys who handled the case.

In Texas, tort reform swept the state over a decade ago limiting compensation for pain and suffering to $250,000. Given the changes caused by tort reform, the family and firm were all pleased with the settlement agreement that was reached between the parties.

In this case, a 33 year-old pregnant mother and her fiance went to the hospital at 27 weeks and two days pregnant so that the mother could be admitted for observation. Upon arrival, she was treated for high blood pressure.  Although the mother did not experience pain or symptoms when she was first admitted, she later began having spikes in her blood pressure, pain in her abdomen and back, frequent contractions, and bleeding.

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After a 24-hour test was completed, the hospital was able to diagnose her with preeclampsia, a condition involving high blood pressure and high levels of protein in the urine.  Her condition worsened over the course of several hours, and the baby’s fetal heart rate continued to decrease. After nearly seven hours, the patient was transferred to the operating room for an emergency C-section due to the decreasing fetal heart rate.

Shortly after delivery, it became clear that the child would not survive.  Due to the various complications and issues that took place at the hospital, the patient suffered a placental abruption that led to fetal death.

The parents sought a medical negligence claim against the facility and doctors for reasons such as:

  • Failure to implement measures to promote a safe environment for the patient
  • Extreme delay in ordering a c-section
  • Failure to communicate with other members of the health care team

While there is no compensation for the loss of a child, settlements like this one can help victims of medical negligence cover their related expenses and move forward with at least some financial stability. Families can also rest assured that their voices have been heard, and that they held those responsible accountable for their actions.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

What does “standard of care” mean?

Simply put, the standard of care is the type of skill and care ordinarily used by a reasonably well-qualified healthcare professional in the same or similar situation. While state law typically determines how negligence is defined, the medical community defines the applicable standard of care. Healthcare professionals are expected to possess and apply their education, training, knowledge, experience, and skill in a manner that would generally be expected by other healthcare professionals in their field and community.

What is medical malpractice or negligence?

Medical malpractice or medical negligence is the failure of a healthcare provider or facility to meet a certain standard of care as determined by the medical community. Medical negligence can take place in hospitals, doctors’ offices, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, pharmacies, or other healthcare facilities. Medical facilities and providers are expected to provide a certain standard of care in relation to procedures, techniques, treatment, and principles. If they breach this standard then they may be negligent.

What should I do if I believe that I have been the victim of medical negligence?

Contact Brown, Christie & Green today for a free and confidential consultation with one of our trained staff.