Can You Sue For A Birth Injury?

The joy of welcoming a newborn into the world is incomparable, but when that joy turns to bewilderment and fear for a child’s future or life, the impacts can be life-altering for the entire family. Not only do families of a birth-injured baby face an uncertain future for their child and overwhelming medical expenses, but they also face years of wondering, “What if? What if the doctor had acted more quickly, or what if I’d chosen a different doctor?”

If your child was injured during the birthing process in Texas, the Auston birth injury attorneys at Shaw Cowart LLP can help you obtain a sense of justice. The best justice comes in the form of the financial compensation you need to open doors to the best medical care and educational opportunities for your child as the court holds a negligent doctor or provider accountable. Call the Austin injury lawyers at Shaw Cowart LLP today for a consultation.

Why Choose Us for Your Birth Injury Lawyers in Austin?

The attorneys at Shaw Cowart LLP are ready to hear about your child’s case. We have a deep compassion for children who’ve suffered injuries due to a care provider’s negligence. We offer free confidential consultations and contingency-based payment so you pay nothing until we win your case.


The Texas trial attorneys at Shaw Cowart have over 6 decades of combined experience navigating personal injury law in Texas, including for families of children with birth injuries. Both founding attorneys Ethan Shaw and John Cowart have successfully litigated hundreds of trials. Even better, they’ve secured millions of dollars in settlements for clients so the injury victim or their parents never have to see a courtroom. 


An attorney from Shaw Cowart LLP puts a powerful voice behind your claim with a reputation of respect in Austin and the surrounding area. Our reputation means we have access to the best medical experts and resources. 

Our firm’s greatest distinction is the personalized attention we give to each case as we take the time to get to know our clients and witness the impacts of the injury on the family. This also helps us build a more compelling case for compensation.

Common Birth Injuries In Austin

Most birth injuries are preventable with today’s medical care, but medical providers must properly assess and monitor laboring mothers and infants and promptly address complications with emergency action to prevent injuries. When a doctor or care team fails to provide prompt corrective measures children may experience the following injuries:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Paralysis/nerve damage
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Epilepsy

Injuries may also occur in mothers, such as uterine hyperstimulation, uterine rupture, and post-partum hemorrhage.

What Compensation Is Available In Birth Injury Cases?

We all owe a general duty of care to avoid causing injury to others, but medical providers owe their patients a special duty of care. They must treat their patients at the standard of care accepted by the medical community. If they fail in this duty and the result is a birth injury to a child, the negligent doctor is liable for damages. Damages include the following:

  • Medical expenses and future medical care costs
  • Educational expenses
  • Lost income for a parent who must reduce their work hours or leave a job to provide care for a disabled child
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish

Your birth injury lawyer in Austin will review your case and determine the maximum amount of damages available in your unique case.

Call Our Austin Birth Injury Attorneys

Your family shouldn’t be left responsible for the expensive care a birth-injured child requires when the injury was preventable and resulted from negligence or a medical mistake. Call or contact our Austin law office today so we can work on recovering your financial losses while you focus on maximizing your child’s recovery.