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Understanding Common Birth Injuries: What You Need to Know

Welcoming a child into the world is a joyful expectation for parents. However, birth injuries due to medical malpractice can cast shadows over this moment. At Roger Varner Injury Law, our birth injury lawyer is ready to address your concerns, including your legal rights to seek compensation. Below, we shed light on common birth injuries, their impact, and how we can assist you.

Clavicle Fracture

Babies born with larger sizes can endure a clavicle fracture, also known as a broken collarbone. This can result from a difficult delivery or the baby’s shoulder getting stuck. Usually marked by crying when moving the arm, a doctor can confirm this through an X-ray. Given the inherent bone healing ability, recovery typically takes a few months.

Brachial Plexus Injury

Forceful tugging during delivery can damage the brachial plexus nerves running from the neck to the hand. Varying in severity, minor injuries cause numbness or weakness, while severe ones can lead to arm paralysis. Watch for signs like one-arm paralysis or weakness.

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Forceful pressure during delivery can lead to blood vessel injury in a baby’s eyes, making them appear bloodshot. Usually minor, this injury might escalate to infection or vision damage in rare cases.

Facial Nerve Palsy

Injury to the facial nerve during delivery can result from undue force or improper forceps use. This injury affects facial muscle control, causing uneven appearance or paralysis. While often self-healing, attentive observation is essential.

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Blood or oxygen flow disruption during birth can lead to HIE, varying in severity based on the duration. Mild instances might have limited long-term impact, while severe cases can cause brain death, learning disabilities, and mood imbalances that surface as the child grows.

Connect with Our Birth Injury Lawyer

Amidst these challenges, our birth injury lawyer is here to support you. Reach out to us at (833) 482-7637 for guidance and comprehensive assistance tailored to your situation. Your child’s well-being and your peace of mind matter to us.