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:
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.
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.
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
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
General negligence: Doctors are really afforded no room for error at their workplace. Any sort
of general negligence is completely unforgivable 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
contact us online.