Parents of children who are injured, sometimes fatally, during the birth process are often left without knowing what happened and what could have been done differently. While the birth process can be complicated, our promise to our clients is to get them the answers they deserve and explain it in a straightforward manner. Birth injury lawyer Richard A. "Rick" Sandoval works with leading experts from prestigious institutions to help find the answers your family needs during this difficult time.
Through our aggressive efforts, we have settled several multi-million dollar birth-related medical malpractice cases in New Mexico. During these cases, we have proven local hospitals have:
- Withheld information from the parents of neurologically injured children including abnormal MRI results;
- Recorded false information in placental pathology reports to make it appear as if there was a biological cause of a child's brain injury;
- Secretly kept the medical records of neurologically injured children under the supervision of hospital risk management; and,
- Placed their insurance companies on notice of potential claims within four days of the birth of a brain injured child and hired attorneys to work on their legal defense within 90 days.
To secure these results, our office works with some of the best medical experts in the country. Typically, expert witnesses hired by our office are not only treating physicians, many are also professors in their field at well-respected universities. With their assistance, the majority of our cases are settled out of court to the great satisfaction of our clients.
Some clients are concerned at the cost of hiring an attorney to review their records. However, there is no cost for our office to conduct your initial case review. Our office is only paid when there is a recovery.
If you have any question whether your medical care was handled correctly, it is important to consult our office without delay. Every medical malpractice case has a statute of limitations that requires your claim to be filed within certain time limits. Let us discuss your rights and filing requirements with you during our no-obligation initial consultation.