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Birth Injury (Birth Trauma)

Here’s what you need to know about birth trauma:

If your child has missed any important development milestones or is showing signs of physical or cognitive distress, this may be an indication that brain or nerve damage occurred during the labor process.

What is a birth injury?

A birth injury is any mechanical damage (such as nerve and bone damage) that occurs before, during, or shortly after the birthing process. The majority of birth injuries occur in the delivery room.

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Birth Injury (Birth Trauma)

Here’s what you need to know about birth trauma:

If your child has missed any important development milestones or is showing signs of physical or cognitive distress, this may be an indication that brain or nerve damage occurred during the labor process.

What is a birth injury?

A birth injury is any mechanical damage (such as nerve and bone damage) that occurs before, during, or shortly after the birthing process. The majority of birth injuries occur in the delivery room.

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A birth injury is any mechanical damage (such as nerve and bone damage) that occurs before, during, or shortly after the birthing process. The majority of birth injuries occur in the delivery room.
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How do I know my child has a birth injury?

Your child may have a birth injury if he or she has missed a critical development milestone or showing signs of physical or cognitive distress.

Physical and cognitive distress may indicate that brain or nerve damage may have occurred during labor.

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What causes birth injuries?

The causes of birth injuries include failure to detect infections during pregnancy, neglecting heart rate monitors or other medical equipment, not performing a medically advisable C-section, improper use of delivery instruments, and failure to detect complications with the umbilical cord.

What are the signs and symptoms of birth injuries?

Some symptoms of birth injury are immediately recognizable, while others can take years to be recognized.

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What are the signs and symptoms of birth injuries?

Some symptoms of birth injury are immediately recognizable, while others can take years to be recognized.

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In general, look for the following birth injury symptoms:

Seizures, skull fractures, difficulty suckling, eating, or swallowing, arched back while crying, high-pitched crying, grunting or overall fussiness, low oxygen levels, lowered heart rate, sensitivity to light, excessive drooling, hand curled into a claw-like shape, weak or absent reflexes, muscle stiffness or looseness, Erb’s palsy.

If your child is between 12 months to 24 months old, look for the following symptoms:

  • Loss of bodily movements (ataxia)
  • Difficulty walking or crawling.
  • Intellectual disabilities, such as low memory retention
  • Involuntary pulling of the neck
  • Lack of muscle control or muscle spasms (spasticity)
  • Delay in speech or no speech development at all
  • Poor coordination
  • Unable to sit, stand, walk or crawl without assistance
  • Difficulties eating or drinking, grasping utensils or cups
  • Doesn’t turn head when hearing loud noises
  • Not bringing objects to the mouth
  • Unable to pass small things from one hand to the other
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Symptoms to look for after two years of age include:

  • Problems with fine motor skills due to jerky reflexes
  • The onset of developmental disabilities, such as autism or epilepsy
  • Inability to speak or comprehend complete sentences
  • Difficulties dressing, eating, or drinking without assistance
  • Unable to draw straight lines or circles
  • Challenges walking up and down stairs or running
  • Blindness, deafness, or muteness
  • Stiff muscles (hypertonia)
  • Tremors or shakiness
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What should you do next?

Filing a birth injury lawsuit can be a doorway to receiving valuable financial assistance for your child’s treatments.
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