It’s every parent’s hope that their child will be born healthy. But medical errors can occur during the delivery process, and it can lead to birth injuries. If the damage was a direct result of the medical error, then you could consider filing a lawsuit. Here are some of the most common types of birth injury lawsuits affecting the brain in particular.
Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that occurs during the delivery of the baby. Brain damage often occurs because of oxygen shortage in the brain. How serious the condition is will depend on how long the injury restricted oxygen from the baby. Depending on the type of cerebral palsy, it can influence areas of the baby’s motor function and mental development. Children with cerebral palsy could have difficulty with speech, movement, posture, vision, and more.
Kernicterus occurs when too much bilirubin, which is related to jaundice, is present in a child’s blood. Jaundice leads to yellowing of the skin. Although kernicterus is very treatable, if it is not treated, then it can lead to permanent brain damage. It can be difficult to prove that the bilirubin level caused brain damage in your infant.
Erb’s palsy, which is also known as Brachial Plexus Palsy, is caused by traumatic injuries during the delivery. When the Brachial Plexus nerves, in the shoulder area, are damaged, it can cause paralysis. This can occur if a baby’s shoulder gets stuck during delivery, and the doctor pulls it out with too much force.
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