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Birth Injury

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Brooklyn Injury Attorneys, P.C. has some of the top Brooklyn birth injury lawyers. Since birth injuries are really very hard for everyone involved. So, we work hard to get you the lawful compensation you deserve.  We try to help you get paid for any past and future medical bills, any pain and suffering. Because, this has caused you or your little one, and help you get through this or deal with as little stress as possible.

Brooklyn birth injury lawyerEven past generations assumed that birth injuries were unavoidable crashes. But, we now know that medical negligence plays a vital role. In this article, you’ll get to know about signs, causes of types of birth injuries. Keep reading…

Common Symptoms and Signs Related to Birth Injury

  • Crying and Aching the Back
  • Breathlessness
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Seizures
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Low Heart Rate
  • Fever
  • Jaundice
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Vision Problems
  • Hearing Loss
  • Low Oxygen Levels
  • Spasms
  • Poor Reflexes
  • Weak Movement
  • Skull Fracture
  • Asymmetrical Movement
  • Poor Motor Skill Development
  • Speech Related Problems
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Problems with Normal Walking
  • Poor Muscle Coordination
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Arched back while crying

Main Causes of Birth Injuries

  • Cut Off Oxygen Caused by Equipment
  • Failure to Notice Fetas Distress
  • Strangulation by the Umbilical
  • Ordering a C-section too late
  • Bone Fractures

Signs That Develop in Infants

  • Ataxia
  • Difficulty in Walking
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Lack of Muscle spasms
  • Poor Coordination
  • Unable to Sit and Crawl
  • Difficulty in Eating or Drinking
  • Failed to Pass Small Objects

Some More Symptoms

  • Problems with Motor Skills
  • Failed to Speak Full Sentences
  • Difficulty in Eating, Drinking or Dressing
  • Failed to draw circles or straight Lines
  • Hypertonia
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Muteness
  • Shaky Hands

Few Examples of High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions Include the Following Health Conditions

  • Diabetes
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Post-Term Pregnancy
  • High blood pressure and preeclampsia
  • PROM
  • Obesity
  • Twins or Triplets
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Other health conditions

Types of Birth Injuries

  • Failure to Recognize Fetal Distress
  • Failure to Identify Risk Factors for
  • Umbilical Cord Problems
  • Failure to Diagnose Infection
  • Medication Errors
  • Errors with Vacuum Extractors

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a type of motor disorder caused as a result of brain damage, Head injury, HIE, UteriKernicterus.

Parts of Cerebral Palsy

  • Spastic Cerebral Palsy
  • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
  • Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

Statistics You Should Know About Cerebral Palsy

  • Up to seventy-five percent of people with cerebral palsy experience pain symptoms.
  • Also, more than 50% of people with cerebral palsy suffer from mental disabilities.
  • Moreover, ninety percent of people with this disease experience gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Twenty percent of people with cerebral palsy suffer from sleep disorders.
  • Up to forty percent of people suffering from cerebral palsy experience behavioural disorders.
  • Thirty percent of people with cerebral palsy experience visual impairments or hip displacement.
  • More the forty percent of people with cerebral palsy experience seizure disorders.

Newborn Jaundice

Jaundice is found in about 60% of newborn babies. While this jaundice is caused due to the production of bilirubin. While most of the cases are harmless and treated with light therapy. But serious cases may require a blood transfusion.

Femur Fractures

A femur fracture occurs if the leg is twisted during delivery. So using a Pavlik harness is effective to treat a femur fracture in a baby.

Growth Plate Fractures

Growth Plate Fractures are injuries that occur in children. And this treatment includes simple protection of the affected area. While you have to wait for a few weeks for complete healing

Kernicterus

This is a permanent brain injury caused by wrong jaundice treatment. This brain disorder causes cerebral palsy rupture, bleeding in the brain, and umbilical cord problems.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

These injuries occur when a lot of force is applied to the head and neck of the baby during delivery. So, Erb’s disabilities lead to paralysis, weakness in the affected arm, loss of sensation, no motor reflex, the permanently flexed position of the arm.

Caput Succedaneum

This disorder involves swelling of soft tissues in the scalp. It is extremely common in babies delivered with vacuum extraction. Also, this problem is often resolved without issue.

Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)

This birth injury is caused by oxygen deprivation. Don’t forget to ask for compensation for your loss.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries interrupt the connection of nerves between the brain and body. These are caused by trauma to a specific area of the spinal cord. Also, the severity of the injury can be mild to severe.

Spinal cord injuries are a result of medical malpractice. So, the improper use of forceps can cause a spinal cord injury. While approx. 17,000 people experience a spinal cord injury every year.

Cephalohematoma

Cephalohematoma is an accumulation of blood below the skull bone. Because of this reason, this disorder is not deadly and can be resolved without surgery.

Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder Dystocia is caused when the shoulders of your kid get stuck in the birth canal. While shoulder dystocia is preventable adequate monitoring. So, your doctor should guide you during your pregnancy.

Risk Factors of Shoulder Dystocia

  • Larger than a normal fetus
  • Multiple babies
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Late delivery
  • Induced labour
  • History of dystocia
  • Operative vaginal birth

Clavicle Fracture

The collarbone may cause as a result of difficult vaginal delivery.

Facial Paralysis

The facial nerve is damaged in this injury. Also, this injury can temporary or permanent.

Delay in Diagnosis of Heart Defects

Some kids have congenital heart defects. So, these can be structural or functional

Maternal Injuries

C-section deliveries may cause serious complications. While this process includes severe bleeding. So, the healthcare professionals are responsible to response the risk of these injuries.

Wrongful Death

Most birth injuries don’t cause the death of the infant, but it is possible. That’s why babies die each year due to injuries caused at the time of birth. So, in such cases, Brooklyn birth injury lawyers, are here to help you out.

Injuries To Mother

Pregnancy can create havoc on a woman’s body. So the development of technology, medical negligence can cause irreversible damage. Common birth injuries include Injury to Pelvis Floor, Femoral nerve dysfunction, Lumbosacral plexus injury, Muscle and nerve damage, Tear to the Perineal Area.

Few More Common Birth Injuries

  • Swelling of the Head
  • Breakage of Blood Vessels
  • Fracture of the Collarbone

There are numerous factors for injury-free birth. Still, there are several ways in which medical malpractice can harm mother and baby during labour. Also, medical professionals should focus on the safety of mother and child to major causes.

In case your baby sustained injuries as a result of medical negligence, you may have the right to compensation. So, do what’s best for your baby by hiring a Brooklyn birth injury lawyer. To help make this possible, we follow legal action against the hospital responsible for your kids’ injuries. Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn birth injury lawyer.  A knowledgeable attorney at Brooklyn Injury Lawyers, P.C. is ready to assist you with our professional legal services.