A birth injury can be any type of injury that occurs during pregnancy, labor and delivery or shortly after childbirth. Approximately seven out of 1,000 babies in the United States are injured during labor and delivery. Birth injuries can vary in severity and often times are preventable. Unfortunately, in some cases a birth injury is the result of a medical mistake made by a doctor or hospital staff during the birthing process.
Some of the more common birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s Palsy (also called Brachial Plexus Palsy)
- Skull fracturing
- Facial-nerve damage
- Bleeding or lack of oxygen in the brain (Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy HIE)
Watch the short video below to learn more about what a birth injury is and find out more about the causes of birth injuries.
If you believe your child has a birth injury that may have been caused by negligent medical care, one of our birth injury lawyers may be able to help. We have nearly 40 years of experience representing families like yours in birth injury cases resulting from improper medical care. Our team of registered nurses will listen to your concerns and help get your questions answered.
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