New Mexico Birth / Delivery Malpractice & Cerebral Palsy
All medical malpractice cases can have severe consequences and damages. However, few such cases are more serious and saddening than birth or delivery malpractice claims. These cases generally involve inadequate medical care during pregnancy and/or delivery of a child.
The medical malpractice lawyers at the Fine Law Firm have handled numerous birth or delivery cases where inafants were injured as a result of the medical providers failing to properly treat high blood pressure in the mother (also known as preeclampsia), thereby resulting in severe injury to the child. We have also handled cases in which the mother is prematurely discharged from the hospital, cases of meconium aspiration, cases in which the fetal monitoring strip was improperly read, and other birth-related cases. In these cases it is necessary to retain the services of an expert physician. Often times the success of birth or delivery malpractice cases depends, in part, upon the quality of experts whom we select.
Considering the damages in many of these cases is some level of diminished cognitive ability in the child, sometimes resulting in a vegetative state or even death, the damages are incredibly high. However, ask any parent and they will tell you that no matter what amount is recovered, no amount is justice. We have pursued some cases in which parents have found comfort in used portions of their recovery toward educating future parents and trying to prevent, or at least minimize the number of future birth or delivery malpractice cases.
Common New Mexico Birth Malpractice claims include: