Labor is an intense, painful, and exhausting experience for both parents, but the appearance of their newborn baby can make the whole experience worth it. Unfortunately, not every labor and birth experience has a happy ending. Sometimes negligence or carelessness on the part of the medical staff during the birth of your child can lead to birth injuries that can have immediate and long term effects on your child.
These injuries include:
- Lack of oxygen to the brain
- Bleeding on the brain
- Swelling of the brain
- Skull fractures
- Facial nerve damage as the result of misuse of forceps or vacuum to assist in a vaginal birth
Also, birth injuries can be defined as birth defects or medical conditions that are a result of chemical or toxic exposure prior to or during pregnancy.
Birth injuries caused by medical malpractice can lead to:
- Physical deformity
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erbs Palsy
Birth injuries that are a result of chemical or toxic exposure can result in:
- Cleft palate or lip
- Spina Bifida
- Heart defects
- Deformed or missing extremities and/or organs
Birth injury is a life changing event that has consequences for the child as well as the family, but you donâ€™t have to deal with this alone. If your child is the victim of birth injury caused by malpractice or chemical/toxic exposure during pregnancy you need to contact a New Jersey personal injury lawyer through Jersey Personal Injury. New Jersey Personal Injury is a specialized site that pairs victims with personal injury lawyers who will take on their cases, fight for them, and win.