Cases We Handle

Whether your child has cerebral palsy, hypoxia, shoulder dystocia, brain injury or another birth injury as a result of malpractice by a labor…

We represent mothers who have been injured due to malpractice by a doctor, midwife, nurse or hospital during…

Experts estimate that as many as 200,000 people die in any given year in hospitals due to medical errors, poor decision-making, and…

We can help you get benefits your child may be entitled to under Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Depending on your family’s income, your child…

Disabilities That May Be Caused By Negligence

Does your baby have Cerebral Palsy?

Does your baby have HIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy)?

Is your baby not meeting his or her milestones (not feeding, not rolling over, not crawling, not walking, not talking)?

Is your baby in ECI or other therapies for his or her disabilities?

If you answered YES to any of the above, your baby’s disabilities may have been caused by negligence during labor and delivery.

NOT ALL DISABILITIES are caused by the negligence of a hospital or doctor during labor and delivery. For example, some disabilities are genetic, such as Down’s Syndrome. Genetic disabilities are not due to any negligence or malpractice. Likewise, some disabilities due to prematurity are not due to negligence or malpractice.

However, some injuries to babies may be caused by something that a nurse or doctor did or did not do during labor and delivery. Here are some SIGNS THAT SOMETHING MAY HAVE GONE WRONG:

Did you have a difficult delivery or emergency C-section?

Was your baby limp or blue at delivery? Not crying?

Was your baby resuscitated after birth?

Did your baby go to nicu?

Was your baby taken to a different hospital for a higher level of care?

Did your baby have total body cooling?

Did your baby have seizures after birth?

Did your baby have a stroke or seizures?

Did your baby have bleeding in the brain?

Did your baby have some type of infection?

Did your baby have meconium aspiration syndrome?

SOME POSSIBLE TYPES OF NEGLIGENCE BY A HOSPITAL OR DOCTOR DURING LABOR AND DELIVERY:

  • Not doing a C-section when needed
  • Not treating preeclamsia or other labor emergency
  • Not monitoring the baby’s oxygen or heart rate properly during labor
  • Not delivering the baby on time
  • Not treating mom for bleeding or other emergency
  • Improper anesthesia to mom during labor
  • Improper medications to mom during labor
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have a case?

The first step is for us to help you get the medical records of your labor and delivery, prenatal care, and baby’s pediatric records. Then we work with our team of expert doctors and nurses review the records to let us know if you have a case.

What kind of help can my baby receive?

If we feel you have a case, we will have our team of experts determine how much money it will take to pay for the past medical bills and future quality medical care for your child for the rest of his or her life. We can also help you with obtaining Social Security disability payments if you qualify.

How much do you charge?

We work on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay a percentage for our services if we win a verdict or settlement for your family. If no recovery is made, you pay nothing.

Why should we hire you?

There are very few attorneys in Texas who specialize in medical malpractice, and those are the only kind of cases we do. Linda Thomas and Michelle Wan have over 45 years of combined experience in medical cases. If we take your case, we work on your case ourselves; we don’t “flip” it to another firm.

THOMAS & WAN, LLP

WE CARE AND IT SHOWS. It is an honor and privilege to represent our clients in seeking justice.

Justice to us means making sure that grossly negligent hospitals, clinics, doctors and nurses take responsibility for their medical malpractice. With over 45 years of combined experience in medical malpractice, we have the knowledge to help your family.

Find Out More

WE CARE
AND
IT SHOWS.

Linda Laurent Thomas

Linda Laurent Thomas

> READ BIO
Michelle W. Wan

Michelle W. Wan

> READ BIO

Linda Laurent Thomas — Since 1987, Linda Laurent Thomas has pursued aggressive legal representation on behalf of injury victims in cases involving personal injuries and wrongful death, medical malpractice, automobile accidents and transportation injuries, work related injuries, environmental and pollution injuries, and defective products. Whether the wrongdoer is a Fortune 500 corporate giant, or a reckless and negligent driver, Thomas has dedicated her career to fighting for individuals to obtain the maximum amount of damages available under the law. Every case that the firm takes on is handled with the highest level of care and attention. This representation involves all of the phases of a complex personal injury action: the early and thorough factual investigation of the case; the retention of the appropriate expert witnesses; a thorough case value assessment; aggressive pre-trial discovery; alternative dispute resolution; proactive negotiations; jury and bench trials; and appeals. She believes the right to a jury is of utmost importance to preserving the rights of individuals in this country.

Linda Laurent Thomas is a cum laude graduate of South Texas College of Law in Houston and The University of Texas at Austin. Linda Laurent Thomas is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum of The Top Trial Lawyers in America. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. attorneys are members of these organizations. Ms. Thomas is also a Member of Elite Lawyers of America, H Texas Magazine Top Lawyer, a VIP Member of Worldwide Who’s Who and a Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer.

She enjoys gardening, watercolor painting, photography, travel, and rescuing stray animals.
> Show Less

Michelle W. Wan — has worked exclusively representing clients in personal injury matters. She has handled numerous matters involving toxic exposures, medical negligence and product defects. Like Thomas, Wan has dedicated her career to fighting on behalf of persons injured by the negligence, recklessness and carelessness of others. Wan and Thomas work as a team in trial, and Wan enjoys the ability stand in front of juries and bring her clients’ side of the story to the light of a courtroom. She is a 2001 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law where she served on the editorial board of the legal journal The Review of Litigation. As a former law journal editor, she enjoys in-depth legal research and strives for concise and clear writing. As a former paralegal, Wan understands the organization and efficiency necessary for plaintiff’s litigation. She was a National Merit Scholar and earned a B.A. from Rice University.

Michelle Wan is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum of The Top Trial Lawyers in America. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. attorneys are members of these organizations. She is also Texas Monthly Rising Star SuperLawyer for Medical Malpractice and a Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer.

She is a Life Fellow of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Vice-President of Mandell Place Civic Association, and a Texas Children’s Hospital Ambassador. She enjoys being a mother, cooking, hiking, and rescuing stray animals to give to Ms. Thomas.

> Show Less

Members of These Organizations

Call & Speak with a Lawyer Today

If you are unable to travel to our office, we can visit you at the hospital, home or other convenient location at no cost to you.

713-529-1177