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Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Houston Today

Did you get hurt or become ill because you received improper medical care from a healthcare provider in Houston? Did your child suffer birth trauma because of a delivery doctor’s error? At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we believe no one should suffer the financial consequences of an injury that was not their fault. That belief, along with over a century of combined legal experience and aggressive advocacy, has helped us secure over $1 billion for our clients.

Don’t put off demanding the justice you deserve. Let us put our resources and skills to work for you today. Contact us today to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer in Houston about your options, all without any upfront cost or obligation.

When someone goes to the doctor or another medical provider for help, they do so with the reasonable expectation that they will receive the quality care they deserve. Unfortunately, the reality often falls short of this mark, leaving innocent people with preventable injuries and related losses, like decreased wages and reduced quality of life. This isn’t right, and no one should suffer financially because of a healthcare provider’s wrongdoing.

Another tragic form of medical malpractice is birth trauma/birth injuries. These can impede a child’s development and require specialized, expensive care. When a child sustains birth injuries, they must struggle with lifelong health problems, making their ability to find work and care for themselves difficult.

Were you or someone you love hurt by the inadequate medical treatment provided by a healthcare professional in Houston? If so, you could receive financial compensation for your suffering and losses. But holding providers and insurance companies accountable can be daunting and stressful. That’s why you need help from the nationally recognized legal team at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs.

We’re dedicated to fighting the wrongs and protecting your rights. With over a century of combined legal experience, we know how to secure justice and financial relief for injury victims like you. Contact us today for a free consultation with a Houston personal injury lawyer.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a legal term that refers to a situation in which a healthcare professional fails to provide a patient with the standard of care that another professional of similar experience and training would provide in the same circumstances. When this results in injury to the patient, the patient can pursue a lawsuit against the professional who provided the substandard care.

It’s crucial to note that not all unfavorable or unexpected outcomes in medical treatment constitute malpractice. Medicine is a complex field with diverse circumstances and various risk factors. Even with optimal care, not all treatments lead to the desired results.

Medical malpractice only occurs when there is a clear breach of duty by the healthcare professional, and this breach directly harms the patient.

What Usually Causes Birth Injuries?

While some instances of birth injury are unavoidable, many happen due to delivery doctor error, including:

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Failure to recognize fetal distress signs and act accordingly
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Inaccurately interpreting a fetal ultrasound result
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Not speeding up delivery or ordering an emergency C-section when necessary
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Improperly using birthing tools, such as forceps or vacuums
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Improperly using drugs like Pitocin that induce or quicken delivery
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Not correctly caring for or resuscitating a baby following delivery