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Birth Injury

Recovery for the most vulnerable patients in New Mexico's health care facilities

The most difficult words for new parents to hear are that something went wrong during delivery. Yet, too often, a family learns that their previously healthy infant was seriously and unnecessarily injured at the time of birth. Instead of imagining the many accomplishments and joys awaiting their beloved child, parents must now consider the many roadblocks to overcome.

Established 30 years ago, Revo Smith Law guides your family through this difficult time. Our medical malpractice attorneys pursue the fair and reasonable compensation that can help you give your child the best treatments and rehabilitation you can so your baby has the greatest opportunity for recovery, comfort and quality of life.

Medical mistakes during prenatal care, labor and delivery

Obstetricians are trained to anticipate problems during pregnancy, labor and delivery and to take steps to protect the baby. Unfortunately, mistakes continue to occur at a high rate in New Mexico's maternity wards. Physician or hospital negligence that can result in permanent injuries to your newborn includes:

  • Failure to accurately assess your high-risk pregnancy
  • Undiagnosed preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or other maternal health conditions
  • Uncontrolled birth infection
  • Not recommending cesarean delivery when appropriate
  • Anesthesia overdose
  • Other pharmaceutical errors
  • Improper insertion of epidural needle
  • Tugging or forcing the baby through the birth canal
  • Actions that deprive the baby of oxygen
  • Birth defects caused by obstetric mistakes

Birth defects caused by obstetric mistakes

Prenatal damage to the fetus or a prolonged and difficult delivery can inflict multiple injuries on a baby's vulnerable body. Some of the preventable birth defects our firm often sees are Erb's palsy, Klumpke's palsy, brain damage, spinal cord injuries and facial paralysis. These conditions typically result in permanent disabilities that require a lifetime of medical care, physical training and special education. Our goal is to ensure you can afford to provide your child with every crucial opportunity to be healthy, happy and successful in life.