Birth Injuries: What are they & How to Protect Yourself

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Birth Injuries: What are they & How to Protect Yourself

Birth injury refers to any injury that a newborn sustains during birth, or immediately after birth.  The infant can receive the injury as a result of a difficult delivery, a long delivery, some form of negligence by the medical attendants present during the delivery, or medical mistakes. A birth injury can be life altering and traumatizing for both the infant and the infant’s parent(s) or guardian(s).

Types of Birth Injuries

Although not an exhaustive list, some of the most common birth injuries are as follows:

  • Failing to identify problem during the gestational period;
  • Failing to identify potential birth complications during delivery such as large birth size or an irregular heartbeat;
  • Excessive use of delivery tools such forceps or vacuums;
  • Excessive pulling of the infant’s limbs or head;
  • Inappropriate use of labor-inducing drugs;
  • Mistakes made after the child’s birth, i.e. while in the nursery or in a medical professional’s care.

Regardless of the injury or how the injury may have occurred, the result can be devastating to the infant and his/her family.  In addition, it can result in a huge financial responsibility to make sure the child gets all the appropriate care he/she needs to thrive.  Compensation for the injuries sustained can help to alleviate the day-to-day issues that may develop for the infant and his/her family.

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What Should I Do if my Infant is Injured During Birth?

If an infant is injured during birth, it is important that the parent(s) or guardian(s) consult with an experienced birth injury attorney.  In doing so, the parents can be advised of their rights and the rights of the infant. An experienced attorney will be able to assess your matter and give you the proper advice for your case.

The attorneys at the Law office of Richard Kenny work diligently to get great results for our clients. Call the Law Office of Richard Kenny to get your free consultation today!

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