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:
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.
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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, member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, and a Texas Children’s Hospital Ambassador. She enjoys being a mother, cooking, and rescuing stray animals to give to Ms. Thomas.
After a heart transplant in August 2016, Ernest “Chris” Keys can’t talk or walk. The Houston hospital is under pressure for the quality of its once-renowned heart program. Now it is being sued by Mr. Keys's family.
After being abandoned by my original lawyer who was greedy for money, Linda was a TRUE answer to my prayers. She is after JUSTICE, not money. She has spent COUNTLESS hours researching my case and asking just the right questions. She has the heart of a saint; she really cares about her clients and it shows. I have emailed her outside of our visits asking for updates or just addressing concerns I have, and she answers right away. I also have been very anxious and stressed with my case as I suffer from PTSD due to it, and she is kind, gentle, and reassuring. It truly is having an angel by your side! I don't know where I'd be without her, but I'm getting JUSTICE. If you want a piece of Heaven on Earth in your corner, GET LINDA!! She will fight for YOU, WITH you!
I had a hard time coming to the terms with what happened to my baby at birth..and as i was looking thru and for Medical Mal Practice attorney and her face was so welcoming i loved what i read and how long she has been an attorney.our first meet and greet i was anxious and emotional and she had a comfort vibe her tone of voice..her concern about what’s happened..and her smile.. I instantly relaxed and what helped me thru my child birth complications she said it wasnt my fault and gave me a hug i cried on her shoulder and it was such amazing feeling..she understood what i was talking about.. Linda Thomas you are an amazing woman and i thank god for the opportunity of meeting a woman like yourself. I appreciate all you have helped me with and accomplish.
During the summer of 2011, I was searching for legal representation, in the Houston area, regarding a medical malpractice. I approached a particular Houston area law firm who gave me the run around and eventually stopped responding to my calls. Very discouraged and unsure of my rights, I thought about not even pursuing it any further. After careful reconsideration, and wondering how many others had given up and not reported this particular physician, as I had thought about not doing; I began to surf the internet. I read and read about several other attorneys in the Houston area, but it wasn't until I came across the website for Thomas & Wan that I believed I could be well represented. Within 24 hours of contacting them, Linda Thomas called me. I remember that day so clearly. I was a emotional wreck. Mrs. Thomas allowed me to explain my issue, without interruptions After carefully listening, she provided me with legal options. Appreciating the genuineness of Mrs. Thomas, I decided that they would be my legal counsel. I was invited to a face to face meeting with both Linda Thomas and Michelle Wan. From that day to ~16 months later, these attorneys and their staff have been my backbone, eyes and ears regarding the legalities of my case. Linda and Michelle tag teamed this case! They were very understanding and willing to work around my busy work schedule. Everything they told me that could or would happen during the case was "on point". It's been a long time coming, and the case has now been settled. I am very,very pleased that justice was well served!! With that said, I trust them and will always look to Thomas & Wan, LLP to represent myself, my family and friends with cases that involve their expertise! Thank You Thomas & Wan, LLP!!
Thomas & Wan represented my baby who was seriously harmed by nurses at a hospital who did not know what they were doing. Linda and Michelle were able to guide us through what to do in getting help for my baby for the rest of his life.
Linda and Michelle represented me when I was hurt at a refinery. I had tried using a different lawyer, but he never returned my calls or talked to me. Linda and Michelle did a good job and they care about your case.