Albuquerque Birth Injury Lawyer

At the Branch Law Firm, we understand malpractice often causes complications & injuries during labor and delivery. Examples include a delay in emergency C-sections and inattention to the fetal heart monitor. A low oxygen level can cause brain damage, resulting in cerebral palsy, and complete oxygen deprivation can lead to death. Another C-section complication is Erb’s palsy, which results in a baby getting stuck behind the pubic bone. In an attempt to avoid a C-section, some OB-GYNs will force the baby through the birth canal, causing extensive damage to the nerves on top of the arm. An ectopic pregnancy, when untreated, can also be fatal.

The harm caused during the birthing process can have long-term detrimental consequences for not only the child but for the whole family. If you were hurt or experienced damage caused by a New Mexico health care provider, please contact the Branch Law Firm. Our Albuquerque birth injury attorneys will work tirelessly to bring a claim against the medical professionals who caused you harm.

Why Choose Our Birth Injury Lawyer?

We understand how traumatic a birth injury can be, and will fight for justice on behalf of your family.

Why Do You Need a Birth Injury Lawyer?

Claims involving birth injuries are incredibly serious matters that should not be taken lightly. As a parent, you might assume a physician did everything they could to prevent the injury. However, that is not typically the case. An attorney experienced with these types of claims can assess your situation and advise you on your legal options if more could have been done.

After a birth injury event, the birthing center or hospital may send an insurance representative to speak to you. Without the professional advice of a birth injury lawyer, you may end up accepting a settlement offer that is too little to fully meet your family’s financial needs – especially if the injury results in a lifetime of medical challenges for your child.

It can be frightening to go up against a physician or hospital, which is why an attorney can fight on your behalf to obtain the justice your child and your family are owed, as well as enough compensation to cover any current and future medical expenses related to the birth injury, your lost income from taking care of your child, and any pain and suffering endured.

What is a Birth Injury?

A birth injury can occur during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Many times, the child experiences the most trauma during childbirth. However, the mother may also suffer harm due to the event. The mother and child are usually monitored closely throughout the pregnancy; however, this may not be the fact post labor and delivery. Medical professionals sometimes fail to diagnose, treat or care for the mother and child, post-birth.

The following is a list of birth injuries the Branch Law Firm handles:

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

It is considered medical malpractice when a mother’s obstetrician, gynecologist, or other healthcare professionals she trusts to properly care for her and her baby deviate from their required standard of care.

Types of medical malpractice actions that commonly cause preventable birth injuries, include:

When a birth injury occurs, parents are often misled to believe that the preventable mistake was inevitable. However, even when a mother presents a major risk factor, the doctors and nurses should be trained in how to ensure a healthy delivery, by responding to the patient’s specific medical needs and remaining vigilant.

Holding Negligent Medical Providers Accountable

If you or your child suffered a birth injury from a New Mexico health care professional, you might have a medical malpractice claim. Mistakes and negligence, due to the lack of care provided by the healthcare provider, are subject to lawsuits. An injury caused during birth can affect the child for the rest of his or her life. Birth injuries can require significant medical attention including, treatment, surgery, rehabilitation, and long-term health care.

The Branch Law Firm will help you establish your claim. You may be able to receive compensation for current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, the projected cost of living, and other damages. Call (505) 243-3500 or send us a message online and schedule a free consultation today.