What are some common birth injuries?

One of the happiest days in a person’s life might be the day that their child is born. Unfortunately, in some cases, something goes wrong during the birth process, causing harm to either the mother, the baby, or both. If your child experienced a birth injury when they were born, you may want to consider whether this birth injury could have been avoided if the doctors acted differently. You may even have a medical malpractice case.

Birth injuries are not always at the fault of a medical professional, sometimes it is simply because the birth was very complicated, the baby was breeched, or the baby was born prematurely. In some cases, medical professionals may be at fault because they failed to properly monitor the health of the baby and the mother throughout the birth.

Some birth injuries that can be the result of medical negligence include cerebral hypoxia, Brachial plexus palsy, Erb’s palsy, Cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, and more. While some of these injuries can be cured, others cannot. In fact, some birth injuries may be permanent and the child may need intensive lifelong care. Additionally, some of these injuries may not immediately present themselves and will show up a few months or years into the child’s life. For example, Cerebral Palsy will impact a child for the rest of their life. It is a debilitating condition that may have serious impacts on the child’s development. They may not ever be able to walk, they may have severe muscle stiffness, and they may experience learning disabilities. You may need to bring someone into the home to assist you in caring for your child’s needs.

If your child was the victim of a birth injury, it is important that you consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through the legal process.

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