Having a baby should be one of the happiest times of your life. But when you have a child who has been injured and is suffering because of a traumatic birth, your joy is dampened. While childbirth does carry inherent risk, many types of birth injuries can be avoided with proper medical attention and treatment. If you think your baby suffered a birth trauma or birth injury because of medical malpractice, you should seek the legal expertise of the personal injury attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC.

Our attorneys have the experience it takes to determine your eligibility for compensation under New Mexico personal injury law and may help you and your family recover financially after a traumatic birth experience.

Birth Injuries that May Warrant a Personal Injury Case

Modern medical treatment should minimize the risk of giving birth. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. When treatment is administered too late or the wrong treatment option is chosen, you and your baby suffer. Common birth injuries that result from inadequate care include:

  • Meconium aspiration
  • Hypoxia
  • Cranial bleeding
  • Brain injury
  • Fractures (usually of the collarbone)
  • Infections

In worst cases, a baby may be stillborn.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

At a time when you are focusing on getting your baby the best treatment for their birth injuries, you should not be the one poring over medical records to find out if those injuries were the result of malpractice or not.

A skilled personal injury attorney can review your case to determine if you should seek legal action for your baby’s birth injuries. If you have a personal injury case, then your attorney can also help you with the next steps:

  • Valuing damages to claim—accounting for all types of damage and expense that has already and will likely accrue from your child’s birth injuries, including pain and suffering
  • Proving liability—demonstrating that your child’s birth injuries were the result of misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, inaccurate treatment, substandard care, etc.

The Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC personal injury team has extensive experience with birth injury cases. We know how to investigate medical records and have medical experts in our professional network who help us understand what diagnosis and/or treatments should have been administered for better outcomes.

We fight to help you recover financially so that you and your family can focus on nursing your new bundle of joy back to full health.

Call us to interview our Albuquerque-based team and start your journey toward justice after medical malpractice.

Dedicated Advocacy. Meaningful Results.


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