The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous time for parents in New Mexico, but the sad reality is that birth injuries are all too common. In fact, many soon-to-be parents in the state would probably shudder if they took a look at some of the statistics that show just how common many different types of birth injuries are. But, who is responsible for a birth injury?
Some of our readers may realize that many birth injuries aren't due to simple "bad luck;" they are caused by medical malpractice committed by healthcare professionals. The actual act of childbirth can be a stressful time for parents, but it can also be stressful for the healthcare professionals in the room. When the wrong move leads to an error during delivery, it is the child who is most likely to suffer.
In the days and weeks after childbirth, as parents in New Mexico come to grips with the birth injury that their children suffered, many will begin to seek answers. They will want to know what exact doctor error occurred, and if the medical condition can be addressed so that it does not become a long-term injury. The fact is, however, that at this point the healthcare professionals involved may start to become defensive and see the parents, and the patient, in a different light.
At our law firm we have attempted to help many clients who have children who suffered from a birth injury. If medical malpractice can be proven, the family may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information, please visit the personal injury overview section of our law firm's website.