Birth injuries are horrible for any parent to face, as your infant may be suffering from
trauma that can permanently disable them because of errors made during,
before or after delivery. Whether the child faces a lifetime of disabilities
or a short-term recovery after an acute diagnosis, it is important that
parents understand they may have a cause of action to make a claim against
The cause of a birth injury will need to be investigated by a medical team.
Parents can ask for someone unrelated to the original medical team to
do the investigation to be sure that it remains unbiased. Some conditions
have genetic links, but many disorders diagnosed in otherwise healthy
babies were caused by medical negligence or errors made during delivery.
It’s possible that hypoxia could lead to cerebral palsy, so if your
child was deprived of oxygen for too long, that could be the catalyst
for the condition.
Another possible injury caused at birth is called shoulder dystocia. This
is when your baby’s head is delivered without dislodging the shoulders.
If a baby is very large, doctors should be prepared for this, since large
babies can get struck in the birth canal. In serious cases, the baby could
have permanent injuries to the nerves in the arm, hand or shoulder. The
baby could also suffer a broken arm or collarbone. Paralysis could also
result from this injury.
Our website has more information about
birth injuries and what you can do if your child suffered from them.. You have a right
to learn as much as possible before you decide to file a claim.