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Birth Injury Malpractice

Birth Injury Malpractice.

1 in 200 babies is born with some form of birth injury, and many of these cases may have been caused by medical negligence.

Extreme care must be taken by health professionals when delivering a newborn child. Birth injuries can be the result of mishandling during or before the birthing process. because of the soft skull and brain tissue, an infant's head can be very easily injured. Some of the common birth injuries include Cerebral Palsy and Erb's Palsy also called Brachial Plexus Injury or Shoulder Dystocia.

The C-Section or Cesearean birth process is used in situations where the birth process is not happening naturally or where the baby is not being born head first. If the doctor opts not to use a C-Section, in spite of potential complications and the child is injured there may be a legal claim.

Birth injuries may also arise from complications during pregnancy that health professionals have failed to recognize such as:

Asphyxia neonatorum
The respiratory failure of a new born infant which can cause brain damage, paralysis and infant mortality.

Kernicterus
A type of brain damage that causes athetoid cerebral palsy, mental deficits and hearing loss.

Fetal Anoxia
Where the oxygen supply to the brain is cut off to teh child during the birth process.  

Erb's Palsy
Damage to nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand, usually caused by dmage to the shoulder during delivery.

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Cerebral Palsy
Form of brain damage that can cause faulty development of motor areas in the brain and mental deficits.
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If your child has suffered a birth injury you may be entitled to collect compensation Contact us for a free claims evaluation.

 

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