Having a baby is a blessed event for many New Mexico residents. People who are pregnant do everything in their power to make sure they have healthy pregnancies. When something ends up going wrong due to a birth injury, victims need to know what happened. Knowing what happened will allow them to not only get the medical help and care that they need but also possibly find justice.
Why do birth injuries happen?
Birth injuries can happen for a wide variety of reasons. In general, they usually happen due to the failure of the medical team to assess certain conditions the mother or the baby may be going through. They can also come about as a result of prescription medications the mother may have been prescribed during pregnancy.
When there is a failure of medical intervention, it often occurs in situations when a doctor fails to notice that the mother or baby is in distress. It could also include situations where the baby or the mother were injured by instruments used during delivery. Birth injuries may also come about as a result of the doctor or medical professionals not seeing that the baby had a serious medical condition while in utero. These are the types of cases where the mother may file a medical malpractice claim.
In the case of prescription drugs, the mother or the baby may have been injured by medicine prescribed to her during pregnancy. In this type of case, the victims usually go after the drug manufacturer as well as the medical professionals.
What can someone who is dealing with a birth injury do?
People who are dealing with birth injuries may benefit from working with attorneys who specialize in this type of medical malpractice claim. Thanks to their experience dealing with these types of cases, these attorneys may be able to help with everything from getting compensation to making sure that their clients get the care they need to get their lives back on track.