Birth Injury Defined
A birth injury is a type of personal injury that an infant suffers during the birthing process. Common birth injuries include head trauma, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, umbilical cord clamping, cerebral palsy, paralysis and quadriplegia.
The After Effects of Birth Injuries
Parents who are about to have a child tend to overlook the fact that numerous things can go wrong during the birthing process that could leave their infant with permanent disfigurement, disabilities or even result in their child’s death. The sad fact is that mistakes can be made during the delivery process by physicians, nurses and hospital staff. These mistakes may result from gross negligence or simple negligence and are often overlooked. However, once a serious mistake has made during the birthing process, infants are the ones who will suffer for years to come as birth injuries are often irreversible and catastrophic.