Common Types of Birth Injuries

Author: Mesriani Law Group
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Nothing is more heartbreaking than seeing your baby suffer. Unfortunately, birth injuries are especially difficult to deal with because they can leave victims with disabilities for the rest of their lives. If your baby suffered a birth due to the negligence of someone else, you deserve justice for their irresponsible behavior.

While two cases are the same, some common types of birth injuries that could occur include:

Premature Delivery  

If your baby was born earlier than 37 weeks into the gestation period, he or she is considered premature. At times, a premature birth can’t be prevented due to health or medical reasons. But even though a baby is born premature, medical professionals are still required to give specific attention and medical care to ensure the baby does not suffer. There are many health risks associated with a premature newborn and physicians who fail to follow specific procedures or preventative actions may be liable for medical malpractice.

Brain Injury

Detecting a brain injury during birth can take months or years because the injuries may be immediately present. Regardless, the effects of brain injuries at birth can leave a child with significant developmental delays. Cerebral palsy and mental retardation are just two examples of brain injuries that can leave with life-long disabilities. A California birth injury lawyer at our law firm knows what to look for to prove that your child’s brain injury is due to the negligence of a health care professional. 

Spinal Cord Injury

Along with the brain, the spinal cord is one of the body’s main message centers.  When a victim sustains a spinal cord injury, the results can be devastating. Spinal cord injuries can significantly impact a baby’s ability to use certain essential organs such as their lungs. Spinal cord injuries could be the result of extreme pressure and force that a newborn is exposed to from labor problems. However, many times problems could be avoided if accepted medical procedures were followed. If a medical professional failed to do so, they may be at fault for your baby’s spinal cord injury.

Chemical Birth Defects

Being exposed to certain chemicals during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. A cleft lip, missing or not fully developed organs, missing or deformed limbs, and leukemia can be a result of a chemical birth defect. Men who have been exposed to chemicals can also increase the risks of chemical birth defects. If you’ve been exposed to harmful chemicals that you believe led to your baby’s birth defect, you need an experienced birth injury attorney to help you with your case.

Contact a Birth Injury Accident Attorney Today

Birth injuries leave families with tremendous physical, emotional, and financial burdens. When these injuries are due to someone else’s negligence, families deserve justice. At Mesriani Law Group, an experienced birth injury attorney can help you navigate the legalities of your case during these challenging times. Our birth injury attorneys have over two decades of experience recovering the maximum compensation for our clients. Contact our office today and let us help you get the justice you deserve.