Lubbock Birth Injury Attorneys

Texas’s Trusted Birth Injury Law Firm

Was your child born with a birth injury? It might have been caused by a mistake during the labor or delivery process—a mistake that should have been avoidable had the medical provider acted more carefully.

James Wood Law and our Lubbock birth injury lawyers are here to help you and your family understand your options if your child was born with a birth injury and you want to take legal action. We can evaluate your case to see if you have the grounds to file a claim or lawsuit against the medical provider, hospital group, or individual practitioner who hurt your child due to negligence.

Why should you choose James Wood Law for your birth injury case?

  • We have obtained multiple verdicts and settlements valued at $1 million or more.
  • We have tried more than 50 cases to a jury and settled more than 150 hard-fought cases.
  • We are led by Attorney James Wood, who is a Double Board Certified Trial Lawyer (in Texas and nationally).
  • We are AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for outstanding services and a commitment to practice ethics.

When faced with a case as serious as birth injury, trust a law firm with real experience. Call James Wood Law now at (505) 906-6774 and ask for a FREE case review.

Lawsuits for Different Types of Birth Injuries

At our firm, we have a full team of attorneys and support staff who come from different legal backgrounds and practices. Together, we combine our experiences, so we can be prepared for any type of birth injury case that a client brings to our desks. If you suspect that medical malpractice resulted in your newborn’s injury or illness, no matter the details involved, we want to hear from you to see if we can help.

Our legal team can help with birth injury cases involving the following and more:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Facial paralysis
  • Spinal injuries

Oxygen-Related Birth Injuries

Many of the most severe and long-lasting birth injuries involve oxygen deprivation shortly before, during, or shortly after birth. If a child is deprived of oxygen for even a few minutes, it can be catastrophic and cause permanent disabilities like cerebral palsy. Medical providers must always pay close attention to an unborn child’s blood-oxygen levels and react quickly if there are any signs of problems.

Oxygen deprivation during delivery can be caused by:

  • Umbilical cord strangulation
  • Placental misfunction
  • Infection or sepsis
  • Unsafe use of Pitocin 

How Medical Negligence Causes Birth Injuries

You have the right to expect that any medical care you receive before, during, and after delivering your child will follow the highest medical standards. Doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medical practitioners who fail to meet those standards can put a newborn at risk of a birth injury. With so many steps and procedures that go into pregnancy care and the delivery of a newborn, there are many ways that a medical provider can fail to provide acceptable medical care.

Birth injuries may be caused by:

  • Miscalculating the size of the baby.
  • Misinterpreting the positioning of the baby.
  • Pulling too forcefully when delivering the baby.
  • Delaying a necessary C-section delivery.
  • Failing to monitor for signs of fetal distress.
  • Misusing vacuum extractors, forceps, or other medical tools.
  • Administering the wrong dose of Pitocin or other delivery-related drugs.
  • Miscommunicating with other medical professionals during delivery.
  • Providing unsafe or unclear instructions to a pregnant patient for in-home care.
  • And many other types of preventable mistakes.

Our Lubbock birth injury attorneys know where to look for evidence of medical malpractice that might have contributed to your child’s birth injury. We can analyze medical records, review the hospital’s or doctor’s history of medical errors or delivery complications, talk to third-party experts like obstetricians and pediatricians, and use many other methods to prepare your claim. We are truly passionate about what we do, so we never cut corners or quit early when we’re working on evidence and arguments to strengthen a birth injury claim or lawsuit.

Compensation for a Birth Injury Claim

No amount of money can undo what happened to your child, but it can help you find financial stability in the years ahead. Depending on the birth injury that your child suffered, special care may be needed while raising your child and possibly into your child’s adulthood. The cost of such care can be steep, and filing a birth injury claim might be the only way to pursue the compensation needed to pay for those costs and more.

We insist on fighting for the most compensation possible when working on a client’s birth injury case. Every dollar and penny matters, so we intend to fight for every single one in your name. Whether your case can be settled in negotiations or heads to court for litigation, we will be ready to stand up for you and your child.

Compensation that might be available in a birth injury claim includes:

  • Past and future medical costs associated with your child’s delivery and medical care for the birth injury.
  • Past and future expenses incurred to provide your child with special care, therapy, education, etc.
  • Pain and suffering that you and your child have endured due to the birth injury.

Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Texas

Birth injury cases are typically considered a type of medical malpractice case. In Texas, such cases are usually held to a two-year statute of limitations that begins when the injury occurred, or the injury was discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. More specifically, Texas law mandates that the medical expenses of a minor (any person under the age of 18) belong to the minor’s parents, so a birth injury claim to pursue damages related to medical costs must be filed by the child’s parents within two years of discovering the child’s birth injury.

Get Trusted Legal Guidance – Call Today

The process of filing and pursuing a birth injury claim is complicated and can be overwhelming for a parent who is just trying to take care of their child. If you want to explore your legal options, please call (505) 906-6774 to talk to a Lubbock birth injury attorney from James Wood Law about what happened. We would be honored to act as your legal guides during this difficult time. Backed by decades of collective experience and impressive resources as a recognized law firm, we are ready to handle any challenging case and tirelessly pursue justice for you and your child.

Get expert legal advice from Double Board Certified Trial Attorney James Wood. Contact our firm now to learn more.

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  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Trial Lawyers College of Thunderhead Ranch
  • Board Certified Civil Law Trial Specialist
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating

Why We Should Be Your First Choice

  • Multiple Verdicts and Settlements Obtained of $1 Million or More
  • Tried More Than 50 Cases to a Jury & Settled More Than 150 Cases
  • Board Certified Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®

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