What is a Birth Injury?

by NPHM | February 10th, 2020

The time shortly before, during, and immediately after birth is when infants are most vulnerable. If doctors, nurses, midwives, and other healthcare providers don’t provide proper care in these moments, they can cause irreparable harm.

Any injury that occurs during this period is known as a birth injury. Sometimes, no one is to blame for these injuries. However, when injuries occur because a healthcare provider failed to recognize a warning sign or failed to act in time to treat a problem, they can be held responsible for the harm the child suffered.

There are a wide range of conditions that are considered birth injuries, each with different symptoms, treatments, and consequences. Download our free guide by clicking the image below to learn more about how to identify several of the most common types of birth injuries.

What to Do if Your Child Suffered a Birth Injury

Some birth injuries will heal with only minor treatment and have no long-term effects on your child. Others can cause permanent harm, including paralysis and even brain damage. The worst part is that the least visible types of birth injuries often cause the most harm. They often aren’t diagnosed until months or years later, making it difficult to prove the cause.

If your child suffers from mental or physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy, they may be the result of a birth injury. And these types of disabilities can require expensive medical treatment and lifelong care that many families aren’t able to afford.

We know how important it is to be able to ensure your child will grow to live a long, happy, and healthy life. You shouldn’t have to stress or struggle over how to provide that, especially when your child’s disabilities are the result of a healthcare provider’s negligence.

Our birth injury lawyers are deeply familiar with these types of cases. We know how to collect evidence proving your child’s condition is a result of negligence, as well as how to calculate how much compensation you will need for your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress. Contact Nurenberg Paris today for a free consultation on your case.