Oxygen deprivation and the use of forceps can pose serious risks to infants during birth. Both factors can cause severe and permanent injuries if not addressed appropriately and in a timely manner. New Mexico parents expect that attending physicians will practice the necessary medical care in the birth process that will prevent fetal distress and brain injuries during the labor process.
Physicians in New Mexico who choose obstetrics and gynecology as a specialty typically understand that they must care for their primary patients and their unborn children before and during delivery. There are certain protocols in place to which physicians must adhere during the birthing process. When they are not followed, terrible circumstances can occur. Recently, three women have filed medical malpractice claims against one physician whose actions they feel caused the death of one baby and significant neurological damage to two others.
It is rare that lawsuits involving well-known academic hospitals and brain injury patients end up in a jury trial. Often, these medical malpractice claims are settled via mediation or in other more private ways before they reach that point. However, a recent verdict awarded millions in restitution that may give hope to those in New Mexico who have been through a similar tragic ordeal.
New Mexico residents who have found themselves in the middle of a medical malpractice lawsuit may be interested in hearing about a recent case in another state. The family filed a civil suit against multiple defendants after their baby suffered irreparable brain injuries. In this particular case, the jury issued a verdict of almost $30 million after finding that one of the doctors was negligent and veered from the standard of care.
When New Mexico individuals endure brain injuries, this can lead to a very long road to recovery. In most cases, recovery isn't even an option. Instead, one must sometimes live with hardship for their rest of his or her life. Sadly, a mother from another state is all too familiar with this situation, as this may be the life that her daughter has ahead of her. Because of a medical facility's negligence, her daughter suffered unnecessarily, and she is now filing a medical malpractice lawsuit citing negligence as the cause of her baby's brain injuries.
Being able to bring a beautiful baby into this world is supposed to be one of the most joyous times of one's life. However, when complications arise during the pregnancy or delivery, it can result in devastating -- and sometimes irreparable -- injuries to the baby. If the harm was avoidable, it is crucial that the parents become familiar with their legal rights as well as the rights that they have concerning their baby in regards to potential medical negligence. This is something that one couple from a state outside of New Mexico has done.
The family of a 38-year-old man was recently awarded $1.7 million in damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. The medical malpractice claim was recently settled in a court outside of New Mexico. The man's family is slated to receive $1.4 million, with annuities of $300,000 paid to his three children over a four-year time span.
As a general rule, New Mexico residents visit a physician, either at a private clinic or the emergency room, when they are ill or have suffered an injury. It is usually assumed that one will get better with medical intervention. Unfortunately, medical treatment can actually cause one's condition to worsen, especially when the staff, clinic or hospital is negligent in providing adequate care. This may have been the case with an out-of-state hospital that is being sued for medical negligence after allegedly causing a man's permanent brain injuries.
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.
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