Types of Birth Injuries

  • Cerebral Palsy is a collection of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination caused by damage or abnormalities in the developing brain. Inadequate training, improper use of equipment, and ineffective policies can all lead to serious birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy.
  • Erb's Palsy is a brachial plexus injury that occurs when the nerves in the upper arm are injured. Most experts agree: Erb’s palsy is an avoidable injury.
  • Klumpke's Palsy occurs when the nerves in the forearm and hand are injured during the labor process. Doctors are trained to perform procedures to safely deliver the child, but when nerves around the child’s neck are stretched, brachial plexus injuries – like Klumpke’s Palsy – can occur.
  • Facial Paralysis - Birth injuries can occur even under the best circumstances, but when a doctor is careless during the delivery process, such injuries are much more likely to occur. Though rare, birth injuries like facial palsy can be permanent.
  • Brain Injuries - Brain trauma upon delivery is one of the most serious kinds of birth injuries. Though brain injuries can dramatically impact a person’s life at any age, experiencing such trauma at birth can impact how a child learns and grows through their lifetime. Brain trauma at birth is incredibly rare and is frequently caused by medical malpractice. Tragically, many of the brain injuries sustained at birth are permanent.
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord Injuries
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Caput Succedaneum

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