Baby brain and birth injury cases need experienced lawyers

 

Painter Law Firm attorneys have successfully handled numerous medical malpractice and brain and birth injury cases

 
March 20, 2014

When a newborn is needlessly injured during labor and delivery, because of poor doctor, hospital or nursing care, parents have to make an important choice in selecting a lawyer to investigate the case.

The harms and losses to the baby and family are quite often staggering. Depending on the type of injury, the baby may need a lifetime of around the clock care and therapy, as a result of brain damage or a birth injury.

Common types of birth-related injuries include:

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (brain damage because of decreased or absent blood flow and oxygen to the brain)

Cerebal palsy (a general term for many types of brain damage in babies)

Placental abruption (when the placenta ruptures, it can cause brain damage in the baby)

Uterine rupture (when the uterus ruptures, it can also cause brain damage and death of both the baby and the mother)

Cord prolapse (an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck can cause brain damage)

Maternal fetal hemorrhage (when the barrier between the mother’s blood and the baby’s blood is compromised, it can lead to massive blood loss for the baby, causing brain damage)

Developmental delays (some are noticed at birth and some in the first year or so after birth)

Because of the seriousness of these cases, hospitals, doctors and their insurance companies aggressively defend against them, trying to blame anyone for the tragic outcome. And in many states, like Texas, the powerful hospital lobbyists have convinced legislators and governors to enact tort-reform laws that impose special hurdles that make achieving justice a challenge.

That is why selecting a lawyer with true experience in medical malpractice, brain damage and birth injury cases is so important.

At Painter Law Firm, our attorneys understand newborn baby brain damage and birth injury cases. 

Attorney Robert Painter is a former hospital administrator who began his legal career in the health law department at one of Houston’s largest and most prestigious law firms. While there, he learned the ins and outs of how hospitals, doctors and there insurance companies defend cases involving brain damages babies or birth injuries. He knows how they will try blaming anything or anyone except themselves for the injury, including genetic or chromosomal abnormalities and the mother’s own conduct during pregnancy.

Our attorneys prepare our clients for this type of defense strategy from the get-go. 

Painter Law Firm also starts working on our aggressive offensive strategy immediately upon agreeing to represent a client. Medical malpractice cases require physician and nursing experts to provide reports and testimony detailing what the hospitals, doctors and nurses did wrong and how it caused harm to the patient. 

Based on our experience, we know what types of experts we need, which may include nurses and physicians in the specialties of obstetrics/gynecology, critical care, placental pathology, radiology, neuroradiology and others. We know what is needed and invest the time and money necessary to develop and prosecute our clients’ cases.

If you or someone you care for has suffered from a birth-related injury or brain injury, choose experience and contact Painter Law Firm at 281-580-8800, for a free consultation. 

Robert Painter

Robert Painter is an attorney and member of Painter Law Firm PLLC.

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