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Birth injuries can include any kind of injury to a mother or child during the birthing process. Birth injuries can be temporary or cause long-lasting or even life-long damage. Although some forms of birth injury are unavoidable, it’s thought that nearly 50% of all birth injuries could be avoided with proper identification and planning, according to the Birth Injury Guide. In these cases, it’s possible that medical malpractice might have occurred to cause the injury.
Birth Injuries tend to involve the brain, skull, nerves, spine, skeleton and organs. Immediate symptoms to determine birth injury may include seizures, skull fractures, difficulty suckling or eating, an arched back when crying, and lowered heart rate among many. Common birth injuries include:
First, make note of all the symptoms your baby is experiencing, including video taping. Recall the details of your pregnancy through delivery and make notes. Ensure your baby gets the medical care he or she needs for these symptoms. Gather paperwork and keep it in a safe place. If you believe there is a possibility that medical malpractice caused injury to your child during birth, it is important that you speak to a qualified birth injury lawyer for professional guidance and representation. Personal injury attorneys who have experience in med mal cases review medical records and offer legal advice to parents at no charge, so there is no reason to remain in the dark when you suspect something happened to you or your child during labor and delivery.
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