What are birth injuries?

A: Birth injuries include any impairment of an infant’s body function or structure due to an injury that occurred during or around the time of birth. The term typically refers to those injuries caused by a lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain or a brain infection. They can range from very mild (such as head and facial bruising or small cuts) to severe (such as nerve damage or brain damage). Sometimes birth injuries are a natural outcome of labor and delivery. For example, a baby may have some bruising simply from passing through the birth canal. Other times, however, they are result of mistakes made by medical professionals. This includes situations such as a doctor’s failure to respond to fetal distress or a failure to order or perform an emergency C-section.


Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries range from mild and temporary to serious and permanent. The most common types  include:

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If you or a loved one suffered from a birth injury as the result of medical malpractice, we encourage you to reach out to a birth injury attorney. Obtaining funds from a successful birth injury lawsuit can help your loved one secure the treatment, support and lifestyle adjustments necessary to live a life of rehabilitation and well-being. To begin your free legal consultation with our birth injury attorneys, please contact us in whichever way best suits your needs:

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