The birth of a child is one of the most joyous and most celebrated occasions that life has to offer. For most Albuquerque parents, the pregnancy and birth go as planned and they bring their new son or daughter home from the hospital just a few days after the birth. Sadly, a few Albuquerque parents will have to stay in the hospital longer due to the child’s birth injury. Birth injuries can be sustained due to preventable or unpreventable events or actions.
If you or your family member suspects that a birth injury could have been prevented, they could have a case for medical malpractice against an unknown number of parties. Birth injuries can occur during gestation or during the act of labor. Since birth injuries fall under the category of medical malpractice suits, a suit can be filed if the victim can prove that the doctor failed to exercise a standard of care and this failure directly led to the child’s injury. Birth injuries can lead to lifelong disabilities and cost thousands in related medical care, amongst other expenses.
This potentially lifelong financial burden does not have to fall solely on the shoulders of loved ones. If another party was responsible for an injury that your child or a loved one sustained, they should share that financial burden. While not intentional, these acts and decisions can still have lifelong effects.
At the Jaffe Law Firm, we know how you must be feeling at this difficult time. Confusion, concern and anger are high on the list of emotions our own clients who have suffered birth injuries are dealing with. Do not allow your feelings to consume you and render you unable to make decisions for your family. If injured, the time to act is immediately following such an incident to ensure a thorough and complete investigation of the act.