Risks of Injury High When Giving Birth

by | August 19th, 2013

August 19, 2013

Giving birth to a child is a complex process, during which any mistake made by medical professionals can result in the mother, child, or both suffering life-threatening injuries and possibly death.

Some of the most common types of birth injuries are caused by force being exerted on the child’s body during the birthing process. The Norfolk Birth Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley explain these injuries include Cerebral and Erb’s Palsy, both of which result in the victim’s loss of motor skills.

While these forms of birth injuries have been identified for quite some time, experts may have pinpointed a new risk posed to children during birth. A new study conducted at Duke University has associated certain medications given to women to induce or postpone labor with an increased risk of the child being autistic.

According to an article released by WebMD, researchers examined more than 625,000 birth records and determined that 1.7 percent of the children had autism. Children born to mothers who had labor induced were found to have a 35 percent higher risk of autism when compared to children born without the assistance of the medications.

Stanley’s team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers present while giving birth to a child and are here to help those who have suffered a birth injury due to a medical professional’s negligence.