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Understanding Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are injuries that occur to an infant during the process of labor and delivery. [1] On average, there are approximately 7 birth injuries per 1,000 children born in the United States. [2]

These injuries can result from various factors, including complications during childbirth, medical negligence, or the natural difficulties of the birthing process. Birth injuries can range from minor and temporary to severe and permanent.

Has your child suffered a birth injury? Are you searching for legal guidance and support during this difficult time?

Don’t wait another minute. Call our personal injury lawyers in Albuquerque today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the justice your family deserves.

Understanding Birth Injuries

Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can encompass a wide range of conditions and complications that occur during the labor and delivery process. Here are some types of birth injuries:

  • Brachial Plexus Injury (Erb’s Palsy)
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Injury (Facial Paralysis)
  • Fractures
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)
  • Perinatal Asphyxia
  • Shoulder Dystocia

Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can have various causes, and they may result from a combination of factors. Here are some causes of birth injuries:

  • Difficult Labor or Prolonged Labor
  • Fetal Distress
  • Injuries From Forceps
  • Vacuum Extractor Injuries
  • Inadequate Monitoring or Response to Complications
  • Medical Negligence
  • Use of Induction or Augmentation
Causes of Birth Injuries

Possible Liable Parties in Birth Injury Cases

In birth injury cases, liability can vary depending on the specific circumstances. Several parties may be potentially liable for birth injuries, and they could include:

  • Healthcare Providers:
      – Gynecologists and Obstetricians
      – Midwives
      – Nurses
      – Pediatricians
  • Hospitals and Medical Facilities
  • Medical Equipment Manufacturers

Statute of Limitations for Birth Injury Cases in Albuquerque

In Albuquerque, the Statute of Limitations for birth injury cases typically requires that a lawsuit be filed within two years of the date of the injury. Specific time limits and exceptions may vary depending on the circumstances of the case.

Failing to file a lawsuit within the specified time frame can result in the case being barred from being heard in court. This means that the injured party and their family may lose the opportunity to seek compensation for the damages and suffering caused by the birth injury.

Benefits of Hiring a Birth Injury Lawyer for Your Case

The miracle of childbirth should be a joyous occasion, filled with love and hope. But sometimes, unexpected complications cast a shadow on this special time. If your precious child sustained a birth injury, you’re likely facing a whirlwind of emotions: confusion, anger, fear, and above all, a fierce determination to get your baby the help it needs.

In this difficult time, our experienced attorneys are ready to fight for your child’s rights and secure the compensation they deserve for a lifetime of potential challenges. Here’s why you need our experienced team on your side:

  • Birth Injury Specialists: We are not general personal injury lawyers. We have a deep understanding of birth injuries, their causes, and the legal landscape surrounding them.
  • Proven Track Record: We have successfully represented countless families in birth injury cases, winning millions in compensation for medical care, therapy, and future needs.
  • Your Child’s Champion: We are passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable children. We’ll be your fierce advocate, ensuring your voice is heard every step of the way.
  • Liability Investigation: We will investigate the cause of your child’s injury, holding accountable any medical professionals or institutions whose negligence may have played a role.
  • Maximum Compensation Pursuit: We will fight for the full and fair compensation your child deserves, covering present and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any necessary equipment or modifications.
Benefits of Hiring a Birth Injury Lawyer for Your Case

You don't have to let the weight of this situation overwhelm you.

We’re here to shoulder the burden, allowing you to focus on what matters most: your child’s recovery and well-being. Contact us today for a free consultation.

FAQs About Birth Injury

Compensation may include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, ongoing care, and damages for pain and suffering. The specific compensation can vary depending on the circumstances of the case.

Yes, depending on the severity of the injury, some birth injuries can have long-term or lifelong consequences, requiring ongoing medical care and support.

If a birth injury leads to the death of the newborn or the mother, your surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for your losses.


[1] Birth Injury. (n.d.). https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/conditions/health-library/birth-injury

[2] Types of Birth Injury – What Causes Birth Injuries? (2023, November 18). Cerebral Palsy Guide. https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/birth-injury/

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4801 Lang Ave NE UNIT 110,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 317-5813

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