BIRTH INJURY SPECIALISTS, EXPERTS, WITNESSES & FORENSIC CONSULTANTS.
Occasionally during the birth process, the baby may suffer a physical injury that is simply the result of being born. This is sometimes called birth trauma or birth injury. 1 in 200 babies is born with some form of birth injury, and many of these cases may have been caused by medical negligence.
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Extreme care must be taken by health professionals when delivering a newborn child. Birth injuries can be the result of mishandling during or before the birthing process. Because of the soft skull and brain tissue, an infants head can be very easily injured. Some of the common birth injuries include Cerebral Palsy and Erbs Palsy also called Brachial Plexus Injury or Shoulder Dystocia.
Birth injuries may also arise from complications during pregnancy that health professionals have failed to recognize such as: 1)Asphyxia neonatorum The respiratory failure of a new born infant which can cause brain damage, paralysis and infant mortality. 2)Kernicterus A type of brain damage that causes athetoid cerebral palsy, mental deficits and hearing loss. 3)Fetal Anoxia Where the oxygen supply to the brain is cut off to teh child during the birth process. (This is a partial list of birth injuries.)
Often, parents presume that injuries to their child during birth are birth defects that could not be avoided. This may not be the case. Instead, these injuries may be the result of negligence on the part of healthcare practitioners including the obstetrician and pediatrician, and obstetric and newborn nursery nurses.