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What is a Birth Injury?

Bronx Birth Injury attorney

Introduction

Did you know that every year, around 28,000 birth injuries occur, many of which are avoidable? This equates to about seven birth injuries for every 1000 kids born in the United States each year or three per hour.

With numbers like these, it’s no wonder that most American families have had a child suffer a birth injury. If this strikes you or a loved one within a reasonable distance of New York City, be sure to employ a capable birth injury attorney who can fight for your cause and give you an advantage in the lawsuit you are fighting.

At Bronx Injury Lawyers, we have the best birth injury lawyers. They guarantee to be precisely the perfect fit for you. They are highly trained and experienced in utilizing their clients’ knowledge to assist them in obtaining justice.

A lawsuit’s legal process includes several actions, such as selecting a law firm, employing an attorney, filing the case, and so on. You may discuss all these actions in detail with our layers. However, the foremost thing here is understanding what the phrase “birth injury” implies and what constitutes a birth injury. So, without any further ado, let’s get right to the point.

What is Meant by Birth Injury?

Defining the Term

Birth injuries are defined as harm or injuries happened to a child before, through, or shortly after the birthing process. Any damage to a newborn that happens either during or shortly after birth is a birth injury. This would include things like oxygen deprivation (birth hypoxia), putting too much pressure on the baby’s head and upper body (birth trauma), getting a virus, and more. Although some birth injuries are mild and have no long-term consequences, some can cause lifelong impairments that impede the child’s intellectual, psychological, and physical development.

Most Common Types of Birth Injuriesbirth injury

  • Brachial plexus palsy is an impairment to a cluster of nerves that govern the arm and hand movement
  • Caput succedaneum which is the enlargement of soft tissues in the baby’s head
  • Cephalohematoma is the blood clot that forms beneath a cranial bone
  • Clavicle or collarbone fractures are more prevalent in newborns who were delivered breach or had shoulder dystocia after delivery.
  • Temporary nerve bruising can cause facial nerve palsy or paralysis. If a nerve tear causes the problem, surgery may be required to correct it.
  • Advancing through the delivery canal and strong contractions cause head damage (bruising or lacerations).
  • Birth asphyxia causes hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a kind of brain injury (oxygen deprivation around the time of birth).

How to Get Legal Help?

Our attorneys at Bronx Injury lawyers have been handling birth injury cases for quite a long time. We have just the right qualifications and expertise to assist you in your birth injury case. From the very first step, our highly competent lawyer will be there with you, fighting for you right, until the very moment you receive adequate compensation and the desired results. 

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