About Birth Injury Safety
Who we are and how we can help
Meet Laura Brown, Texas birth injury attorney representing families nationally
BirthInjurySafety.org was founded by nationally-respected Texas attorney Laura Brown as a free online resource for families looking for information and answers about common birth injuries.
After working on numerous birth injury cases and seeing the same types of medical mistakes causing serious birth injuries, Laura launched the Birth Injury Safety campaign to raise awareness and provide information to parents about preventable birth injuries.
By raising awareness and generating discussions with medical providers about preventable birth injuries, we hope that some (and eventually all) birth injuries can be eliminated.
The miracle of birth is a life-changing experience, but sometimes it can be traumatic for infants and newborns. Whether caused by maternal factors or a doctor's negligence, birth injuries can result in long-term and profound conditions ranging from paralysis, seizures and infections to cerebral palsy, HIE (Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy) and other brain injuries.
We invite you to explore our navigation menu above for information about:
- Birth Injuries
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- HIE and Brain Injuries
- Additional Resources
Meet Laura Brown
A nationally respected birth injury lawyer
Laura Brown is a mother of 2 who understands the heartache that mothers and fathers feel when their child is hurt and needs help. She is a patient-safety advocate for mothers and babies.
As a birth injury trial lawyer, she has spent years working with families to hold hospitals and medical providers accountable when they have caused a serious injury.
Birth injury is not just another "practice" of law to Laura. She believes it is her passion and mission as a trial lawyer to champion and protect the rights of injured babies and children. She believes in spending time with each child and family on a personal level to develop a relationship and a deep understanding of their needs. Her clients have her cell phone number and can call anytime they need to talk to her. These relationships last even after the lawsuit is over.
Recognized trial lawyer
Laura is a third-generation trial lawyer; both her father and her grandfather were trial lawyers. In college, Laura took premedical courses and worked in hospitals, emergency rooms and on ambulances. She has taken that medical knowledge and utilized it as a trial lawyer in medical malpractice and birth injury cases. She is the founder of Brown Trial Firm, a Texas-based law firm representing babies and families nationwide.
Laura is a member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, a group of leading birth injury trial lawyers from around the country who regularly represent children injured at birth. She also is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, having achieved numerous multi-million dollar results for her clients.
Laura was selected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation of the right to civil jury trial provided by the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In addition, Laura is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization who has been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star and the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.
My client, Mateo Ramirez, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when, as an infant, he suffered severe injuries by suffocating on his mother's umbilical cord. After hearing the evidence we presented, the jury in Brownsville, Texas returned a verdict for $10.3 million for Mateo's medical expenses over the course of his life. The Ramirez family is relieved that Mateo will be able to receive the vital medical care he needs.
Professor of the law
In addition to her full-time law practice, Laura serves as an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School, teaching third-year law students advanced trial practice and personal injury trial law. She trains these advanced students on how to investigate, develop and try a lawsuit in a courtroom.
Talk to Laura Brown about your birth injury case
Reading an attorney's bio and client reviews can certainly be helpful in identifying the right birth injury lawyer for your case, as can looking at past case results. But there is no substitute for talking with the attorney face-to-face or over the phone.
If you have questions about your child's birth injury, we encourage you to chat with Laura about your situation. She is always available to talk to parents, even outside of work hours if that makes it easier for the family.
Laura only handles a small number of serious cases at one time so she can devote as much time, energy, resources and commitment to each case. By doing this, she can make a difference—one child and family at a time.