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What is a Birth Injury?

A birth injury refers to physical harm or damage sustained by a newborn during the process of childbirth. These injuries can occur before, during, or shortly after delivery. [1] Birth injuries can vary in severity, and they may result from a variety of factors, including medical conditions, complications during labor and delivery, or medical negligence.

What is a Birth Injury?

Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can take various forms and affect different parts of a newborn’s body. Here are some common types of birth injuries:

  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hypoxia or Anoxia
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
  • Shoulder Dystocia

Signs of Birth Injuries

Signs of birth injuries in a newborn may vary depending on the type and severity of the injury. Not all signs may be immediately apparent, and some injuries may become more evident as the child develops. Common signs of birth injuries may include:

  • Abnormal Appearance
  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Developmental Delays
  • Excessive Crying or Irritability
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Jaundice
  • Limpness or Weakness
  • Problems with Coordination or Movement
  • Seizures
Signs of Birth Injuries

Possible Liable Parties in Birth Injury Cases

In birth injury cases, determining liability can be complex and depends on the specific circumstances surrounding the injury. Potential responsible parties may include:

  • Anesthesia Providers
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) or Managed Care Organizations
  • Hospitals or Medical Facilities
  • Medical Equipment Manufacturers
  • Other Healthcare Professionals
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Government Agencies

How Can a Birth Injury Lawyer Help My Case?

Our birth injury lawyers provide essential legal assistance to families seeking justice for their child’s injury. Here is how our birth injury lawyers can help your case:

  • We have extensive experience in handling complex birth injury cases, and we work tirelessly to secure maximum financial compensation for our clients. This compensation can cover various expenses, such as medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation, emotional distress, and lost income due to caretaking responsibilities.
  • Our experienced personal injury attorneys are well-versed in holding medical practitioners accountable for their negligent actions, which ensures that similar medical mistakes are not repeated.
  • We conduct thorough investigations to gather evidence of medical negligence and work with medical experts to build a strong birth injury claim.
  • We can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you get every dime you are entitled to.
  • With our expertise in childbirth injury cases, we understand the long-term impact these birth complications can have on a child and your family, and we will fight passionately to secure the maximum compensation and accountability you deserve.
How Can a Birth Injury Lawyer Help My Case?

If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, our birth injury lawyers are here to provide the legal support and guidance that you need. Call us today!

FAQs About Birth Injury

Birth injuries are often diagnosed by a pediatrician or neonatologist based on a physical examination and the baby's medical history. In some cases, additional tests, such as an MRI or EEG, may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Medical negligence in birth injury cases is typically determined by assessing whether the healthcare provider deviated from the standard of care expected in similar circumstances. If the healthcare provider's actions or omissions fall below the accepted standard, and it leads to harm, it may be considered medical negligence.

Source:

[1] Balest, A. L. (2023, December 6). Birth Injuries in Newborns. MSD Manual Consumer Version. https://www.msdmanuals.com/home/children-s-health-issues/general-problems-in-newborns/birth-injuries-in-newborns

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