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Experienced Birth Injury Lawyers

Pursuing Justice for Parents & Families After Birth Negligence in the Southwest

Pregnancy and childbirth can be an exciting time for parents and families. Sadly, this journey isn’t without risks and complications, and in many cases, problems can arise. Often, these issues stem from medical negligence by healthcare providers and medical personnel. If you or your child suffered an injury during labor or delivery, our birth injury lawyers can provide compassionate counsel and guide your family’s steps with wisdom and integrity during this difficult time..

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, our birth injury lawyers understand how frustrating and overwhelming it can be to pursue justice, especially while grieving the loss of a child or the future you had planned and counted on. From grappling with the devastating consequences of birth injuries to pursuing justice for heartbreaking losses that no amount of money can cover, our birth injury attorneys are here to protect your rights and fight tirelessly to hold liable parties accountable for acts of negligence. We represent clients in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington, and many other areas throughout the Southwest.

If you were harmed by a birth injury, our firm can pursue justice from the medical personnel responsible. Call (505) 388-0066 to schedule a free consultation.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $12 Million Birth Injury

    The attorneys at Buckingham & Vega obtained a $12 million birth injury settlement.

  • $2.5 Million Surgical Negligence

    Our team obtained a $2.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice case that involved a gallbladder removal. The surgeon failed to identify the proper anatomy and cut the wrong duct.

  • $2 Million Hospital Negligence

    Our team obtained a $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who was catastrophically injured due to a hospital's failure to diagnose (missed diagnosis).

  • $1.75 Million Wrongful Death

    We secured $1.75 million after a wrongful death that occurred after a complication from a colonoscopy.

What Is a Birth Injury Lawsuit? 

A birth injury lawsuit is a type of medical malpractice case that seeks compensation for damages caused by a healthcare provider's negligent actions during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. If your child was injured or died due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, midwife, or other medical personnel, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit seeking justice and financial restitution.

Birth injury lawsuits are notoriously complex and require a thorough understanding of medical procedures, birth complications, and legal standards. Our lawyers at Buckingham & Vega Law Firm have extensive experience handling these types of cases. They can provide the knowledgeable guidance you need to make informed decisions during your case.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

There are many types of birth injuries that can occur during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, each with its own potential implications for the baby’s health and development. Since 1999, our skilled birth injury lawyers have successfully represented clients in a variety of birth injury cases. Common birth injury cases we handle include: 

  • Cerebral Palsy: This condition typically results from brain damage before or during birth, leading to lasting or lifelong motor disabilities. 
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries (Erb's Palsy): These injuries involve damage to the nerves that control the child's arm and hand muscles, often resulting from shoulder dystocia during delivery. 
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): This birth injury occurs when the baby's brain doesn't receive enough oxygen during childbirth, potentially leading to permanent neurological and cognitive impairments. 
  • Birth Asphyxia: Lack of oxygen and blood flow to the baby's brain during birth can result in this potentially life-threatening condition.
  • Forceps and Vacuum Extraction Injuries: Incorrect use of these obstetrical tools can lead to various injuries, including skull fractures, brain injuries, and facial paralysis.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Birth injuries can sometimes involve damage to the spinal cord, leading to severe and lifelong physical disabilities.

If you or your child has been affected by any of these birth injuries due to medical negligence, our dedicated birth injury attorneys can pursue the justice you deserve by fighting to recover full damages on your behalf. 

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

While the exact causes of birth injuries are often unknown, many birth injuries occur as a result of medical negligence or malpractice. If this is the case, taking swift legal action is imperative to seek justice in court. Our firm can help you navigate the legal complexities of filing a birth injury claim and holding medical personnel responsible for negligence during prenatal or postnatal care. 

Common causes of birth injuries resulting from medical negligence include: 

  • Delayed cesarean section (C-section): The failure to perform a timely C-section can result in severe birth injuries, especially in situations where the baby is in distress or the mother is experiencing complications.
  • Insufficient prenatal care: Neglecting necessary screenings and tests or insufficient monitoring of the mother and baby's health during pregnancy can lead to situations where preventable birth injuries occur.
  • Mismanagement of labor-inducing drugs: Incorrect use or overdosage of labor-inducing drugs like Pitocin can cause an excessively strong and frequent contraction, potentially leading to fetal distress and subsequent birth injuries.
  • Inadequate monitoring of fetal heart rate: Negligence in monitoring the baby's heart rate during labor and delivery can delay the recognition of fetal distress, resulting in preventable birth injuries.
  • Misuse of delivery instruments: Improper or unnecessary use of forceps or vacuum extractors can cause physical injuries to the baby, including skull fractures and nerve damage.
  • Failure to detect and treat infections: If infections during pregnancy are not promptly diagnosed and treated, they can harm the baby, leading to various birth injuries.

If you suspect that you or your child suffered a birth injury stemming from medical negligence, our lawyers can evaluate the unique circumstances of your case to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. 

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