What does Birth Injury Look Like?
Birth injuries happen more than we think and some parents just don't know what to do. If you are a new parent unsure what to do about your baby's birth injury then seeking legal assistance at Simpson Law Group is in your best interest.
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What does Birth Injury Look Like?

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Birth Injury

April 20 2019

The world is full of mysteries and giving birth is one of them. Our San Diego Birth Injury Attorneys at Simpson Law Group has worked with so many amazing clients who were victims in the most tragic ways. When anyone is hurt it is a tragedy. Yet, there is something about an infant getting hurt that means so much more. We believe in helping victims of birth injuries because we believe in protecting our most vulnerable people, mothers, and babies. Birth injuries happen more than we think and some parents just don’t know what to do. If you are a new parent unsure what to do about your baby’s birth injury then seeking legal assistance at Simpson Law Group is in your best interest. We have successfully handled the cases of many victims. We know that winning a case can’t erase what happened, but it can bring justice to your family.

Birth Injury Statistics

Birth injuries happen more than hospitals and caretakers would like to admit. For every 1,000 babies that are born around 6 out of 8 are born with a birth injury. Around 76 babies per day will experience some kind of birth injury. Mothers and fathers are well equipped with the knowledge that giving birth isn’t easy. However, there are times when medical staff act in negligent ways. The negligence leads to an injury and that injury leads to life long medical care.

Infants are so fragile and resilient at the same time. However, the bottom line is that around 50% of all birth injuries are avoidable. Medical staff and caretakers should know better, but they don’t. They aren’t equipped with the knowledge or resources necessary to help the mother and their children. But instead of stating their illegitimacies, they continue to see the mother. The end result is a birth injury and a life long sentence of injury.

Types of Birth Injury

There are several common types of birth injury:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Brain Damage
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Meconium Aspiration
  • Bone Fractures
  • Cephalohematoma & Caput Succedaneum
  • Nerve Damage

Each of these injuries requires medical attention immediately. Most injuries happen because of a stressful delivery, use of tools, or due to complications during C-section. Injuries such as bone fractures can heal, but other injuries leave long lasting injury. For example, nerve damage can prevent the baby from forming correctly. Injuries like Cerebral Palsy or Erb’s Palsy can leave the child in a debilitating state that requires constant and life long medical attention. Who is at fault? Negligent doctors and medical staff. How can you prove it? You hire our San Diego Birth Injury Attorney.

What To Do

First, know that we are on your side. No mother or father should deal with a birth injury on their own. You need a team of legal experts and we are here to be there for you at the time when you feel violated and angry. Call 619-236-9696 or click here to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at Simpson Law Group in San Diego today.

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