Premature Birth Should Never Be The Result Of Negligence
While many premature births are the result of unavoidable medical circumstances, not all premature births are normal. Sometimes, a doctor or nurse’s mistake could trigger or allow preventable premature birth.
The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski, supports parents who face difficult birth injury cases across New Mexico. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys know the difference between proper care and a medical error. We can help you evaluate your situation and your rights.
Time Matters. Medical Staff Must Be Cautious.
What happens at birth can affect a person’s entire life. When a baby is born too early, they could face several health risks, including:
- Underdevelopment of the brain, heart and other organs
- Vision and hearing problems
- Neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and brain damage
- Cognitive and behavioral problems
- Immune deficiency, infections and chronic health conditions
- Failure to thrive or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
The earlier in the pregnancy that a premature baby is born, the lower their chances of survival may be. When a medical error causes premature birth, the consequences can be heartbreaking for parents and other family members.
Our law firm is fully aware of how emotionally difficult and legally complex these cases are. We will review your medical records throughout the pregnancy to check whether your medical provider conducted routine ultrasounds and minimized the risk of premature birth. If they failed to check the thickness of the cervix, prescribe progesterone as necessary or take other steps to protect your baby, we can hold them liable for the resulting injuries.
Parents Have Critical Rights
If your baby was injured due to the negligence of an obstetrician, nurse or any other medical professional, your legal rights enable you to seek justice. Whether your child’s injuries are temporary, permanent or fatal, you can sue the responsible party.
At The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski, our lawyers support parents and their infants as much as possible. If your child has a chance to recover, we will press the other party for full compensation to cover his or her medical treatment. In fatal premature birth cases, we work to hold the negligent party accountable for the emotional suffering you endure. Throughout your case, we will identify every opportunity we can to protect your family.