Shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy and a host of other birth injuries are often preventable harms that befall newborns due to the negligence of the medical professionals present at the times of their births. Many birth injuries occur when doctors, nurses and other medical professionals fail to properly monitor mothers-to-be and their unborn babies for identifiable conditions that may suggest risks and complications. An unfortunate number of New Mexico families are affected by these tragedies each year.
However, victims of preventable birth injuries do not have to work toward recovery on their own. In fact, birth injuries are often caused by medical malpractice and medical malpractice laws protect patients from bearing the costs of their losses when their medical personnel make preventable mistakes. In the case of a birth injury, an injured child may have rights to compensation for the harm they sustained when they were brought into the world.
When a birth injury inflicts harm on a newborn child it may be important for that child’s parents to learn as much about their rights, as well as their baby’s rights, after the injury occurs as possible. This can involve consulting with attorneys who understand birth injury as a form of medical malpractice and readily accept such cases in their practices.
The Jaffe Law Firm, conveniently located in Bernalillo, works with aggrieved parents and injured children who have had to cope with serious and sometimes life-threatening birth injuries from the moments that the children came into the world. Compensation may be available for those with legal claims and who wish to pursue financial damages for the losses that their birth injuries inflicted upon them.