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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

While a baby can be injured in many ways during birth, two of the most common birth injuries include:

Cerebral Palsy

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.

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Shoulder Dystocia

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.

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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.
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.

As is the case with any medical malpractice claim, a care provider must have failed to meet the standard of care. In order to prove medical malpractice, it is necessary to establish that the responsible party’s negligence caused your child’s injury.

The legal process is complex, especially with regard to medical issues, and you need to understand every step of the process. Our attorney can guide you through the legal process with your birth injury lawsuit. 

Securing financial compensation from a medical corporation can be difficult, as many large organizations have significant resources at their disposal. Our birth injury lawyer can advise you on how to deal with insurance companies and help you avoid making any mistakes.

Demonstrating liability can be challenging because the facts are often technical and require interpretation by medical experts. The Sandoval Firm has access to experts who can break things down for you and help build a solid case for your child's personal injury.

You deserve the maximum compensation available to ease the burden and improve your child’s future. Rick Sandoval will work tirelessly to recover it.

From car accidents to medical malpractice cases, attorney Rick Sandoval has recovered millions of dollars for clients. He can help you secure fair compensation to care for your child for the rest of their life.
attorney Rick Sandoval

Sandoval Firm

Rick Sandoval has been practicing law for more than 20 years, and he has recovered millions of dollars in positive settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. He is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Certified as life member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Certified as life member
  • American Association for Justice

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (505) 795-7790.

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