Birth Injury Lawyer
The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, but when a medical professional's actions lead to a birth injury, it can be devastating.
A birth injury lawyer can hold medical professionals accountable if they fail to adhere to proper standards of care during childbirth.
Our birth injury lawyer at the Sandoval Firm in Santa Fe, NM, can help you secure the compensation that you and your child deserve.
Did Your Child Suffer a Birth injury? Don't Hesitate to Contact a Lawyer
Dealing with the fallout after a birth injury is frightening, especially for new parents. You don't have to face the legal process on your own. The team at our Santa Fe law office can help determine whether medical malpractice occurred during the birth and hold the responsible party accountable. Secure the financial compensation you deserve by contacting our law firm.
Types of Birth Injuries
This condition is characterized by a group of neurological disorders that affect movement, posture, and coordination. Cerebral palsy is often the result of low oxygen levels in the brain during or before birth. If the hospital, doctor, or medical staff caused or contributed to an error during gestation or birth, such as failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord or failure to order diagnostic tests, the responsible party could be held accountable.
During childbirth, infants can suffer partial or total paralysis of the arm, known as Erb's palsy, as a result of injury to the brachial plexus, possibly caused by shoulder dystocia. While Erb’s palsy can resolve on its own, in many cases it requires rehabilitation or surgery. Parents shouldn't be financially responsible for the mistake of a medical care provider. Filing a birth injury claim with our Santa Fe, NM, firm can help you secure compensation for rehabilitative care.
Other common types of birth injuries include brain damage, anoxia, hypoxia, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, fetal lacerations, and wrongful death. If medical negligence or carelessness on the part of the healthcare provider is the reason for your child’s injury, you maintain the legal right to hold them at fault.
It's Important to Hire a Birth Injury Attorney
In practice since 1997, attorney Richard A. "Rick" Sandoval has a wealth of knowledge at his disposal when helping parents make things right for their children. When you choose the Sandoval Firm, you will deal with Mr. Sandoval directly.