Cerebral palsy is one of the most well-known types of birth injury. Cerebral palsy is usually caused by a restricted or delayed flow of oxygen to the brain during or after delivery.
Other common types of injury that happen at birth include shoulder dystocia, brachial/erbs palsy, seizures, bruising, forceps marks, facial paralysis from nerve damage due to pressure on the baby’s face and fractures.
The effects of birth injury are not always apparent right after birth, but sometimes take years before becoming noticeable parents and pediatricians.
Some of the more common causes for birth/neonatal injury include:
- Failure to promptly perform a c-section during labor.
- Misuse of prostaglandin gel or other cervix ripening agents, resulting in adverse effects.
- Failure to accurately diagnose the size of the baby.
- Improper use of a vacuum extractor or forceps during delivery.
- Failure to monitor the baby’s blood pressure or insulin levels after birth.
- Failure to respond to a change in baby’s heart rate during labor.
The attorneys at Foder & Long will ensure that you and your child are compensated for your damages to the fullest extent of the law. Foder & Long offers a free case evaluation to discuss your birth/neonatal injury concerns. Please contact our law firm today to arrange a consultation.