When an injury or death occurs to an unborn baby and/or the mother during labor in the delivery process, in many cases the harm may have been unavoidable under the circumstances. In other situations, the course of treatment chosen by the doctor may have been inappropriate, or the physician may have failed to use proper skills and care before or during childbirth.
Certain events may occur such as caput succedaneum, which is the swelling of a newborn’s scalp, typically caused by pressures on the baby’s head during a difficult or prolonged head-first delivery. Cephalohematoma is another type of birth injury that can be the result of vacuum extraction. There are so many more things that can go horribly wrong.
If you have suffered from someone in your family being the victim of a birth injury or death it is important to call a qualified birth injury attorney in The Great Southwest. You can rely on The Ken Wagner Law Firm of Albuquerque to investigate it thoroughly to see if you have a case. Please call (505) 242-6300.