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 a baby gets 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 medical malpractice attorneys will work tirelessly to bring a claim against the medical professionals who caused you harm.Birth Injury
A birth injury can occur during the labor and or the 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:
- Brain Damage From Reduced Blood Flow/Ischemia
- Cesarean (C-Section) Delivery
- Eclampsia and Preeclampsia
- Erb's Palsy
- Fetal Distress
- Forceps/Vacuum Extractions
- High Bilirubin
- Hypoxia/Birth Injuries from Lack of Oxygen
- Improper Fetal Monitoring During Labor
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Low Blood Sugar
- Pitocin Overdose Errors
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Umbilical Cord Compression
- Uterine Rupture/VBAC
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, is subject to a lawsuit. 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 & future medical expenses, pain, and suffering, projected cost of living and other damages.