Albuquerque Birth Injury Attorney
It is never fair when infants or mothers suffer because of a doctor’s shortcomings. What you may not know, however, is that your doctor is responsible for injuries not only caused during the birthing process, but throughout the entire pregnancy as well.
For example, if your doctor fails to recognize a complication while monitoring you, the clinic could be legally liable for any birth injuries that result from your doctor’s failure to act on the issue and prevent those injuries. If you or a loved one were harmed due to a doctor’s malpractice, reach out to us at Dominguez Law today. Our Albuquerque birth injury lawyers will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Is a Birth Injury?
No parent wants to imagine their new family member entering the world with an injury. Unfortunately, the reality is that birthing process trauma leads to the injury of numerous mothers and newborns in New Mexico every year.
A birth injury is any type of harm to a baby or mother before, during, or shortly after the birthing process. While some of these injuries are unavoidable – generally due to genetic factors – many are the result of negligent hospitals, doctors, and other medical professionals. Although it is not possible to turn back time or reverse any damage that has already occurred, the parties responsible for such injuries should be held accountable for their actions.
Medical malpractice claims that involve injuries that occurred during the birthing process are typically complex, especially when they require going up against physicians or medical facilities with strong legal teams. Dominguez Law is prepared to do what it takes to recover the compensation you deserve and will fight for your rights every step of the way.
Types of Birth Injuries
Some injuries suffered by mothers and babies during the birthing process may be minor, but others can have permanent effects or even lead to fatality. Unfortunately, any type of birth injury can leave the mother or newborn with lasting trauma.
Some common types of birth injuries that affect infants in New Mexico may include:
- Bone fractures
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Oxygen deprivation
- Internal hemorrhaging
- Brachial plexus injuries
Birth injuries typically cause physical harm to the newborn baby, but some also cause substantial harm to the mother. Medical malpractice during labor could lead to mothers experiencing:
- A ruptured uterus
- Medication errors
- Vaginal tearing
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
If a birth injury has affected you or your family in New Mexico, Dominguez Law can conduct a thorough, independent investigation into your case. Our goal is to identify all of the parties who could be at fault for the damages you have suffered, including doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and even the hospital itself.
Is Your Doctor Refusing To Take Responsibility?
While birth injuries themselves are a fairly rare occurrence, doctors may try to prove that they could not be foreseen or prevented. However, these injuries can permanently affect an infant’s life, especially in the case of brain damage that leads to cerebral palsy.
This is where a birth injury lawyer from Dominguez Law steps in.
Not only are we adept in investigating birth injury cases, but our Albuquerque birth injury lawyers have litigated against many physicians and hospitals. Doing so is not the same as other personal injury claims, as hospitals are very large entities with their own professional legal team backing them and protecting them from liability. You will want an Albuquerque birth injury lawyer who already has experience litigating against medical institutions to help fight for your case and rights.
We Fight Because We Care
The most effective Albuquerque birth injury attorneys understand the importance of both experience and their interactions with their clients. While many other firms are only concerned with their own profit or success in any case, Dominguez Law fights for results because our clients need and deserve them.
We blend caring client attention with our presence as a strong force in the courtroom. Taking the other party to trial is often the only sure method of getting the benefits you deserve, which can save you from financial issues now and as you continue to cope with your and your infant’s injuries.
Speak With An Albuquerque Birth Injury Lawyer Today
Get the integrity and attention that you deserve from an Albuquerque birth injury attorney. Call our office at Dominguez Law today at 505-850-5854 or contact our firm online to get a free consultation from one of our medical malpractice attorneys today. Our firm is compassionate and aggressive and will work hard to make sure you get the results you deserve.
Our Albuquerque birth injury attorneys are located in Los Ranchos in the Albuquerque area, but we serve clients across New Mexico. Our office is located less than 10 minutes from Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse.
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