Birth Injury Archive



How do I know if a birth injury has occurred?

If your child has sustained a birth injury, he or she will typically exhibit symptoms of a birth injury. There is a wide variety of birth injuries, some of which have extreme and variable symptoms, such as:

  • apnea
  • confusion
  • difficulty breathing
  • discoloration of the skin
  • heart murmur
  • low muscle strength
  • paralysis
  • seizures
  • shaking
  • unusually large head size
  • and many more

To learn more about common types of birth injuries, click here.

If you are concerned that your child’s birth injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.

Is there a difference between a birth defect and a birth injury?

Yes. A birth injury is the result of trauma sustained during the pregnancy or delivery process, whereas a birth defect is an abnormality in the structure, function, or body metabolism, which is present at birth. Birth defects can be caused by genetic, environmental, or other factors. Though birth defects may be the result of a birth injury, they are not the result of birth injuries in all cases.

If you have questions about your filing a birth injury claim, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.

What is the Texas Statute of Limitations for birth injuries?

Children are treated under special circumstances when they are injured, as Texas law considers minors unable to make significant legal decisions. As such, children have two years from the date of their 18th birthday. This means that regardless of when an injury occurred, a child has until his 20th birthday to take legal actions for his injuries.

Adults, however, have two years from the date of their injuries to take legal action under the Texas Statute of Limitations.

To find out if you are eligible to file a claim, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.

What happens as my child with cerebral palsy ages?

Even some of the healthiest people lose social skills and physical stamina as they age. The same is true for people who suffer from cerebral palsy (CP). Although CP is a non-progressive disorder, meaning it does not intensify over time, some studies suggest that individuals with CP may age more quickly and at an earlier age than non-disabled people.

To learn more about how we can help if your child developed CP due to a medical error or negligence, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.

What caused my child to have cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a result of brain damage. Brain damage can occur before, during, or shortly after birth, in a number of ways, including:

  • complications during cesarean section procedure
  • failure to respond to change in heart rate
  • failure to treat medical conditions, such as infections or jaundice
  • failure to treat seizures during or after delivery
  • forceps injury
  • improper use of vacuum extraction
  • oxygen deficiency
  • and more

To learn whether your child’s condition was caused by negligence, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.