Santa Fe Birth Injury Lawyers
Proudly Representing Injured Children & Their Parents
A birth injury can occur when a medical professional does not follow accepted medical standards during or shortly before the delivery of a child. In nearly every case, birth injuries can be avoided if more care is used. For this reason, it is only right that the injured child and their parents get a chance to hold that medical provider accountable through a birth injury claim or lawsuit.
McGinn Montoya Love & Curry and our Santa Fe birth injury attorneys are here to provide you and your family with legal counsel and moral support during this difficult time. We know that there very well may never be a greater challenge in your life than figuring out what to do after a medical provider’s mistakes result in your newborn’s injury. From the start of the case to the finish, we will be committed to making sure that you felt heard, respected, and comfortable, so this challenge feels at least a little bit easier to overcome. With our help, you could secure significant compensation that keeps your finances afloat and ensures that your child gets the special care that they need, too.
On This Page:
- Causes of Birth Injuries
- Birth Injury Types Can Vary
- Monetary Compensation for Birth Injury Claimants
- Arrange a Consultation
A birth injury doesn’t just happen on its own in nearly all cases. Instead, the common consensus in medical circles is that a medical provider’s negligence is the cause of the vast majority of birth injuries. During the delivery process, as well as in the days or hours leading up to it, medical professionals must exercise heightened caution and care for the pregnant mother. The slightest mistake can be all that it takes for a nurse, doctor, or obstetrician to make that results in life-long consequences for the child and family.
Our law firm knows how to investigate birth injury cases to determine the true cause of the injury. We can work with third-party medical experts to find evidence of negligence that otherwise might have been missed.
Medical mistakes that cause a birth injury vary, such as:
- Misusing medical tools like vacuum extractors and forceps
- Manipulating the infant unsafely during delivery
- Failing to notice signs of fetal distress
- Performing an unsafe or delayed C-section
- Not checking the mother’s medical record before delivery
- Administrating unsafe levels of Pitocin to induce labor
A medical provider’s mistakes during delivery can cause unpredictable harm to the mother and her child. For this reason, birth injuries can take many different forms.
Birth injuries that are commonly named in lawsuits include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Birth asphyxia
- Failure to perform a necessary C-section
- Fetal monitoring failure
- Forceps and vacuum extraction injury
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Placental abruption
- Shoulder dystocia
- Umbilical cord compression
- And other serious injuries
Our Santa Fe birth injury attorneys focus entirely on catastrophic or life-changing birth injuries. For example, many children who are born with cerebral palsy (CP) will struggle with developmental or educational difficulties throughout their lives. We are ready to handle such cases and fight for the full compensation that is deserved for such dramatic consequences.
The value or worth of a birth injury claim can be significant. As mentioned, the consequences of a birth injury can be dire and forever change how your child lives and what you must do to support them. For this reason, medical institutions that defend against birth injury claims fight fiercely to avoid liability. Such groups and the insurance companies that insure them do not want to risk paying a large sum, even when it is clear that a medical mistake was made.
The compensation owed to you and your child could help pay for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Future special needs costs
- Special education expenses
- Wages your child will never be able to earn
- Pain, suffering, and trauma
- Lessened enjoyment of life
McGinn Montoya Love & Curry is a law firm that has built a reputation for being able to handle high-stakes, complex injury claims and lawsuits. Not many cases meet these definitions better than birth injury claims. Trust a case as important as yours to a team that knows not only how to handle it, but also how to help keep your worries and stress low as the case progresses. You are seen as a friend here first.
You don’t have to rush to start a birth injury claim, but you shouldn’t wait too long, either. If New Mexico’s statute of limitations expires before you start a claim, then you won’t be able to file one after. Get started today with confidence by coming to McGinn Montoya Love & Curry in Santa Fe. We are here to help however we can because you and your children deserve as much and more.
Please call (505) 405-4441 to talk to our firm about starting a birth injury claim today.
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