The birth of your child is supposed to be one of the most important and exciting points of your life, however that time can become a mix of surprise and worry if something goes wrong in the delivery room and your baby suffers brain damage or a birth injury. There are a variety of situations that can cause brain damage or a birth injury to a newborn during delivery, these include:
There are couple universal brain injuries that can happen at birth, and professional birth trauma or birth injury lawyers can help you determine if the hospital and doctors were at fault for your child’s injury or if it was because of natural causes. Here are the top four birth traumas caused during delivery.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) – When a baby’s head is moved abnormally during delivery, it can cause a central nervous system issue leading to Cerebral Palsy. Additionally, CP can be caused by the lack of oxygen to the infant during labor or delivery.
Brachial Plexus Palsy – When an infant suffers from shoulder trauma, inflammation or tumors Brachial plexus injurious have the chance to occur. This mainly happens when the infant’s arm and shoulder are pulled through the birthing canal to assist in a rough birth.
Erb’s Palsy – During a difficult or abnormal childbirth, Erb’s Palsy can occur when the infant’s neck and head are pulled towards the side at the same time, this causes the infant’s shoulders to pull in the opposite direction during delivery and leads to excessive pulling of the shoulders leading to paralyzation of the child’s arm.
Once a child is injured during birth, it means that the parents will have to worry about a lifetime of medical care and who is going to help take care of their beloved child if anything ever happens to the parents. An experienced brain injury lawyer can help determine the cause of a baby’s injuries, establish who is to blame and help obtain funds for the child’s future. If you are worried about your infant’s birth injuries please contact us anytime at Frekhtman & Associates, we can help you.