Personal Injury

Birth Injuries

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Albuquerque

Has your child been born with a birth injury? If an act of medical malpractice by a doctor or another medical professional can be attributed to the birth injury, you may be able to file a claim for considerable compensation, including prenatal care, hospitalization, and lifelong rehabilitation costs. Contact Albuquerque medical malpractice Attorney Michael J. Doyle to learn about your legal options and how to begin a case with no cost to you – we offer free case evaluations.

Types of Birth Injuries

Any type of birth injury will often leave a child permanently disabled or afflicted. There are numerous different birth injuries that can occur, usually dependent on what sort of mistake the medical professional had made. In order to strengthen your birth injury claim, it helps to understand the details behind the birth injury your child has suffered.

Three of the most common birth injuries are:

  1. Brachial palsy: A doctor that pulls or twists on an infant during delivery can seriously damage the nerves in the baby’s arm and shoulder. Brachial palsy injuries often cause lifelong paralysis of the afflicted arm.
  2. Brain injury: Oxygen deprivation during delivery is not uncommon but it requires the quick-thinking and proper reaction of medical professionals to alleviate. Failing to use acceptable practices to prevent oxygen depreciation can lead to the infant’s brain damage.
  3. Facial paralysis: The improper use of tools and forceps to aid during a child’s birth can damage the child’s face, leading to paralysis.

Causes of Birth Injuries

In the majority of birth injury cases, a physician is usually at the root of the problem. Although there is no excuse for what happened, there will be reasons. In your medical malpractice claim, it is those reasons that will help us prove liability and win compensation on your behalf.

A birth injury may be caused by a physician’s:

  • Lack of experience: A medical doctor that is not fully familiar with birthing and delivery procedures could harm the child due to ineptness.
  • Exhaustion: Doctors work long shifts at odd hours. Exhaustion may set in and cause them to make mistakes that would not have been made had they been rested. Hospital institutions must make an effort to schedule physicians responsibly to prevent dangerous tiredness.
  • Miscommunication: Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals present at the birth of your child must communicate clearly with one another to avoid complications and mistakes.
  • Misdiagnosis: Before the birth of your child, an obstetrician has the important role of diagnosing potential health hazards to the mother and the infant. Failing to recognize a problem or diagnosing one issue as another is a form of medical malpractice.
  • General negligence: Doctors are really afforded no room for error at their workplace. Any sort of general negligence is completely unforgiveable when someone’s health and wellbeing is on the line.

Seek Compensation for You & Your Child

You and your child deserve to live comfortably after a birth injury has caused them harm. We hope to be able to deliver you a maximized compensation amount through filing an injury claim. To get started – and to learn about our “no win, no fee” policy – call our Albuquerque medical malpractice attorney at 505.219.2176 or contact us online.

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