Bringing a brand new baby into the world can be an exciting yet stressful time for any parent. If there are any complications during delivery, the parents should be told immediately and know what the consequences could be. Problematic births can lead to a variety of problems, and knowing whether or not these problems could have been avoided is crucial. Sometimes medical professionals make mistakes that go unnoticed until it’s much too late. These are the three most common birth injuries that you need to be aware of to ensure the well-being of your child.
Cerebral palsy is a permanent disability which can cause impaired motor function, weakened muscles, and muscle spasms. Some people with cerebral palsy also suffer from impaired vision, hearing, and speech as they age. Cerebral palsy could be the result of a premature birth or the baby experiencing a lack of oxygen during the pregnancy, labor, or delivery process. If you feel that you can prove that your child is suffering from cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence, you should contact a law firm that specializes in justice for birth injuries as soon as you can.
Brachial Plexus Injuries
The brachial plexus is the nerve network that starts in the upper spine and is responsible for the muscles in the elbow, wrist, hand, and shoulder. If the brachial plexus is damaged during labor or delivery, the injuries can cause weakness or paralysis that could potentially last the duration of your child’s life. Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy are two examples of brachial plexus injuries. If your child suffers from any kind of arm or hand weakness or paralysis, and you think it may be the result of a birth injury, call a medical malpractice team now.
Intracranial hemorrhages, or brain bleeds, can cause damage to the nerves, spine, bones, and of course, the brain. Negligent medical professionals that fail to recognize potential infection, are careless in their delivery methods or fail to recognize the potential risk of cephalopelvic disproportion is putting babies at risk for bleeding of the brain. If you think you experienced this type of medical malpractice during delivery, you deserve to know the risks involved.
Has Your Child Suffered From Birth Injuries That Could Have Been Avoided? Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
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