Because of medical malpractice, birth injuries occur more often than they need to. Since no parent expects their child to be harmed because of a doctor’s negligence, it’s important to understand that you have a right to seek justice and compensation. Here is what you need to know about the most frequently occurring birth injuries.
During delivery, there is the risk of brain injury through oxygen deprivation, which can lead to many issues. Seizures and conditions such as Cerebral Palsy are a couple of regular birth injuries that can be a consequence of a brain injury. Oxygen loss can happen if a doctor neglects to screen the child effectively after they are born or from umbilical cord issues. Indeed, even minor instances of oxygen deprivation can prompt mental disabilities and physical issues.
An infant is supposed to come out head-first when being born, but because their head is one of the most sensitive areas of their body, several issues can arise. Once in a while, a doctor must utilize forceps or vacuum extraction to help the baby come out. But this strategy is the most well-known cause behind facial paralysis. In the event that the doctor squeezes the baby’s face when utilizing this technique, it can harm a portion of their nerves. The child could be unable to close one eye or will have constrained development on one side of the face. This paralysis could last a few weeks or even have permanent effects.
Usually a result of shoulder dystocia, brachial palsy-type injuries can occur when a doctor uses too much force to pull out an infant, resulting in injuring their arm or shoulder. If a baby’s shoulder gets stuck during delivery, the doctor’s carelessness can further snag and injure it if they pull too hard. Brachial Palsy injuries can also manifest as Erb’s Palsy or Klumpke’s Palsy, which can all lead to a lifelong impairment of motor skills in the shoulder or arm. All of these types of injuries should be highly preventable. Because of this and how devastating the injuries are, you should talk to a medical malpractice lawyer right away if you believe that your baby was injured in this manner.
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