Birth injuries can significantly reduce the quality of life for newborns
and their family members. In some cases, newborns may recover from birth
injuries. However, other types of injuries may cause lifelong complications.
There are different types of birth injuries newborns can suffer before,
during or after delivery. Four common types of birth injuries may include:
Brain injuries: Oxygen deprivation, lack of blood flow to the brain, blunt force trauma,
infections and untreated severe jaundice are possible causes of brain
injuries at birth.
Brain injuries may lead to cerebral palsy and developmental delays.
Brachial plexus injury: There are
multiple types of brachial plexus injuries that can occur during birth. These injuries
can occur when the nerves that run along the neck, arms and spine are
damaged. Depending on the severity of the nerve damage, a newborn may
Bell’s palsy: If the facial nerves are
damaged during delivery, then a newborn may suffer from Bell’s palsy. A newborn may lack
movement in specific areas of the face. There are other ways a newborn
can develop this condition, and in some cases, the cause is unknown.
Spinal cord injuries: In rare cases, a newborn may suffer a spinal cord injury during delivery.
This may result in a partial or total loss of function below the area
where the injury occurred.
Did Medical Malpractice Cause My Child’s Injury?
Certain criteria must be met for a medical mistake to be considered
medical malpractice. If you suspect that medical malpractice is responsible for your child’s
birth injury or condition, then an attorney could investigate your claim.
Medical malpractice claims generally involve an extensive investigation.
Some law firms are not equipped to handle these complex cases.
Washington DC medical malpractice lawyers at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC can use their resources and decades of combined
experience to help you determine whether negligence caused your child’s