El Paso Birth Injury Lawyers
Childbirth Injury Attorneys in El Paso Texas
Birth injuries are often suffered by infants during labor and delivery and in some cases, soon after birth. Birth injuries may lead to serious impairment in the physical or mental wellbeing of a child, affecting their ability to learn, speak, or causing them to behave in a way that suggests developmental delays or disabilities.
Childbirth injuries cause the parents of the child heartbreak and in addition to this, the child’s significant disability or lack of ability to develop at an expected rate, mentally, physically, or in other ways may cost the parents of the child more money and may limit the educational and occupational opportunities such a child can strive for.
If a medical error which resulted from wrongdoing or negligence had caused childbirth injuries, such a child’s family may be entitled to some form of compensation for their losses. Such losses can be claimed under the medical malpractice law with help from a Texas Childbirth injury attorney.
Here, we have a team of well trained, and experienced Texas Childbirth injury attorneys who understand the Texas medical malpractice law and as such are well equipped with all that is needed to investigate a child’s circumstances and seek the right compensation for the affected family.
To get started, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We will discuss with you all that you need to know, presenting you with your legal options and making sure that all the essential pieces of evidence for a formidable case is accumulated.
Common Types of Traumatic Birth Injuries
In most cases of childbirth injuries, asphyxia, lack of oxygen, or another form of trauma during labor and delivery remains the most common types of childbirth injuries.
Asphyxia or oxygen deprivation can occur when a child is left in the birth canal for too long. This may be due to complications or may occur when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the neck. In other cases, a baby may sustain injuries when it is not properly positioned during birth.
In addition to the above-listed injuries, other injuries can be regarded as soft tissue injuries. These may include lacerations, hemorrhages, abrasions, and fractures.
Other common childbirth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy: This is a group of incurable disorders that affects a person’s ability to maintain balance, posture, and the ability to move. This can be caused by lack of oxygen during birth or head trauma. It can also be caused by an infection that develops after birth. Children with cerebral palsy may be unable to walk or care for themselves, other symptoms include loss of hearing and/or vision, epilepsy, intellectual deficiencies or more.
- Cerebral hypoxia/anoxia: This is brain damage caused by too little oxygen supplied to the brain. The hypoxic brain injury is caused by low levels or partial loss of oxygen while the anoxic injury is caused by a complete lack of oxygen to the brain. These two conditions can cause severe damage, impairing the victim’s physical and psychological functions and leading to impairments in their cognitive functions.
Other common forms of birth injuries include:
- Brachial plexus injuries such as Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s palsy and more
- Cervical dystonia or spasmodic torticollis
- Spinal cord injury
- Facial paralysis and more