Some of the Most Common Types of Birth Injuries Today

by | October 27th, 2014

The day your child is born can be the most exhilarating day of your life. It can also be one of the most devastating if things don’t go according to plan during delivery.

Estimates show that in 7 of every 1,000 deliveries, the child or mother will sustain some sort of birth injury. This leaves many parents-to-be wondering what some of the most common birth injuries are. We have compiled a list of some of the most regularly occurring injuries, including:

  • Cerebral Palsy– The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says this condition affects 1 in every 278 infants and is often the result of head trauma, a lack of oxygen, or infection. Cerebral Palsy is recognized by its impairment of the victim’s motor function and movement.
  • Brachial Plexus Injury– Such an injury occurs when delivery causes the bundle of nerves in the child’s spinal cords, arms, wrists, and hands to be severed or damaged. This can cause the child’s ability to move to be inhibited.
  • Asphyxia– A lack of oxygen can cause the child to suffer brain damage and even death.
  • Brain Damage– An infant’s head is one of the most sensitive areas of the body during delivery because of the compression of the skull’s plates during birth. Any force exerted on the head can cause serious damage to the brain, which can result in impaired cognitive and physical function.

If your child has been harmed during birth and is afflicted with one of these or another condition, the most important thing to remember is that help is available. The Norfolk personal injury attorneys with Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers have helped numerous birth injury victims and can do the same for you. To learn more about how we can assist you with your case, call us at (757) 459-CASH.