What Are the Potential Complications of Birth Injuries?

by actuate | February 25th, 2019

When you visit your doctor for prenatal checkups, go to the hospital for delivery, or get post-delivery care, you expect to receive treatment that’s safe and effective. But when healthcare providers are negligent, their mistakes can result in serious injuries for you or your baby.

Common injuries and complications associated with birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy—Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects the physical and mental development of affected children. It can be caused by various delivery-related complications, including oxygen deprivation, exposure to infections, head injuries, and brain bleeds.
  • Erb’s palsy—Nerves that run through the vertebrae to the arms, hands, and fingers can be damaged during delivery if babies’ necks are stretched to their sides. Children affected with this condition may experience weakness and loss of motion for the rest of their lives.
  • Uterine rupture—Uterine ruptures are potentially fatal for both mothers and their children. Doctors can often prevent them via careful monitoring and evaluations, but they don’t always do that for expectant mothers.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk birth injury attorneys are here to assist if you or your child suffered injuries due to a negligent healthcare provider at any point during your pregnancy, during delivery, or shortly after your child’s birth.

Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help.