One of the most joyous times of a New Mexico couple’s life is when they find out they are having a baby. Unfortunately, it also brings a lot of stress and worry since there are so many complications that are common with pregnancies. Sadly, some complications are 100 percent preventable, yet they still occur due to the negligence of a medical professional with whom one has trusted his or her life and his or her newborn’s life. In fact, a woman has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician and the hospital that he is affiliated with due to negligence related to labor and delivery.

According to the lawsuit filed, the woman says that she was in the care of a certain physician and a hospital when she went to the hospital to give birth to her baby. This occurred on June 9, 2014. In order to deliver her baby, she had to have an emergency C-section.

For reasons that are not mentioned, the newborn baby suffered permanent brain and neurological injury. The woman is seeking monetary damages for the injuries that her son suffered, which she says could and should have been avoided. She asserts that the emergency C-section should have occurred sooner to prevent the brain damage and other delivery complications.

In many cases, an emergency C-section can be a life-saving technique. This is especially true when the baby is in distress due to prolonged labor or an abnormal fetal heart rate. Unfortunately, even if the C-section is not done in a timely manner, the baby can still suffer brain damage. When this happens, New Mexico residents have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and attempt to recover compensation in order to deal with the substantial challenges that a brain damaged child will face in his or her future.

Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Cook County woman sues hospital over alleged obstetric negligence“, Kevin Shepke, Aug. 27, 2015