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by Jeff Rasansky - September 14, 2017
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience.

Did your child suffer complications due to a premature birth?

The Dallas birth injury lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to evaluate the facts of your case and explain the options available to you moving forward. Call 1-877-405-4313 today for a free consultation.

Texas Premature Birth Injury Lawyer

Premature Births & Medical Malpractice

It’s estimated that one in every eight children are born prematurely in the United States, putting them at risk of health and developmental complications. It’s also estimated that families who had a premature child spend at least 15 times more money taking care of these children than the traditional American family does.

Babies born prematurely are more susceptible to infections due to an impaired immune system. Because of this fact, hospitals and medical professionals are trained to provide specialized care and monitoring following delivery.

When a medical professional fails in their duty to keep your child safe from unnecessary harm, they may be held financially liable for any and all expenses/damages that your family suffers as a result.

Premature birth injuries and medical malpractice.

It’s important to remember that not every type of birth injury constitutes medical malpractice under the letter of the law. In order to have a valid birth injury claim, you must meet the three following requirements:

  1. There must be a doctor-patient relationship established at the start of your treatment.
  2. There must a breach of this relationship by way of a negligent act (e.g., failing to identify or treat and infection, failing to monitor fetal distress signals, failing to perform a timely c-section, etc), resulting in your baby sustaining an injury due to the negligent act.
  3. The medical professional’s treatment or care provided must fall “below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community.”

During delivery, doctors should monitor both the mother’s and baby’s vital signs closely to make sure that everything goes well. In addition, they are responsible for making sure that any emergency conditions are mitigated in a timely manner.

Shortly after birth, these same doctors should make sure that the child is breathing and that there are no health complications which may lead to serious emergencies such as brain bleeds or the buildup of bilirubin (which can lead to fetal jaundice or kernicterus). Failure to take these precautions can put the baby at risk of developing cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and other serious birth injuries.

Rasansky Law Firm can handle your claim.

If you feel as though your child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence, we strongly advise you to call us at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. Bringing a birth injury claim in Texas can be complex, but experience is key. You’d be hard pressed to find a law firm in Texas with more relevant birth injury experience than Rasansky Law Firm.

The money you will recover in a birth injury claim will go a long way in providing expert care for your child from birth to young adulthood. These cases require the collection of a lot of evidence in order to overcome your burden of proof, which is where our expertise comes in. We have nearly three decades’ worth of experience dealing with birth injury malpractice cases in Texas, so you can count on us to provide you with expert legal help, to handle your case on a no-win no-fee basis, and to seek every penny you and your family deserve.

Please call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for your free and confidential consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Speak With a Dallas Birth Injury Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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