Common Birth Injuries
Recent statistics suggest that there are roughly 28,000 birth injuries every year in the United States. This breaks down to three birth injuries every hour with an annual incidence rate of seven birth injuries per 1,000 births. Giving birth should be a time of joy and happiness for a family, but can quickly become a nightmare if a doctor or medical professional makes a mistake during delivery.
You shouldn’t have to suffer any longer because of someone else’s negligent actions. If your child has suffered a birth injury and you believe it was caused by a doctor’s mistake, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. To speak with a qualified legal representative, contact the birth injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765.
Types of Birth Injuries
Although child birth is often thought of as an everyday and routine procedure, it is actually very complicated. Any instances of negligence during the birth can compromise the health of the mother and child and may end up costing your infant his or her ability to fulfill their full potential.
Some common types of birth injuries your child could suffer from are:
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Erb’s Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- C-section or vacuum delivery injuries
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
If your child has suffered a serious injury because of a medical professional’s mistakes in the delivery room, you need to take action today.