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Medical mistakes that occur prior to labor, during delivery or immediately following childbirth can all lead to birth injuries.
1 in every 9,714 children in the U.S. are born with a birth injury, around 28,000 children per year. Our Dayton birth injury attorney will investigate your case, gather all relevant evidence, consult with specialized experts and present your case. We are committed to recovering maximum compensation. Birth injuries leave long-lasting effects that require specialty physicians, treatment and medications. These costs are significant. The birth injury attorney at Cowan & Hilgeman seek maximum compensation to provide for these future costs.
- Brain Damage
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Fetal Death / Newborn Death
- Oxygen Deprivation
- Preventable Birth Defects
- Spinal Cord Injuries
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While childbirth is a joyous occasion, complications can arise, resulting in various birth injuries. These injuries can lead to long-term effects that may require ongoing medical care and support. The most common birth injuries include: Brachial Plexus Palsy (Erb’s Palsy), bone fractures, cephalohematoma, caput succedaneum, perinatal asphyxia, intracranial hemorrhage, subconjunctival hemorrhage, facial paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination. This condition is a common birth injury, which is usually caused when a baby’s brain does not receive enough oxygen. Children with cerebral palsy may experience difficulties with motor skills, muscle tone, and balance. They may require specialized therapies, assistive devices, and ongoing medical care to manage their condition. However, with early intervention and comprehensive support, individuals with cerebral palsy can lead fulfilling lives.
Brachial Plexus Injuries
Brachial plexus injuries occur when the nerves in the shoulder and upper arm are damaged during birth. This can result in weakness or paralysis in the affected arm. The severity of the injury varies, ranging from mild temporary weakness to complete loss of function. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and, in severe cases, surgery may be necessary to improve mobility and regain functionality. With the proper treatment, many children with this condition can attain improvement and better their quality of life.
Erb’s palsy is a specific type of brachial plexus injury that affects the upper arm’s movement. It typically occurs when the infant’s neck is excessively stretched during delivery, damaging the nerves. Symptoms of Erb’s palsy include limited range of motion in the affected arm, muscle weakness, and loss of sensation. Early intervention through physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery can help restore functionality and improve the child’s quality of life. It is important to recognize that recovery may not always be possible, as a Dayton birth injury attorney can explain.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Many birth injuries can result in intellectual as well as developmental disabilities which can impact the child’s ability to learn and socialize. These disabilities can result from a lack of oxygen during birth, infections, or trauma to the baby’s brain. The severity of intellectual and developmental disabilities varies greatly, ranging from mild learning difficulties to more profound impairments. Early intervention programs, educational support, and therapeutic interventions can greatly enhance the child’s development and quality of life.
Birth injuries can have lasting effects on both the child and their family. Understanding the common birth injury effects is crucial in providing appropriate care and support. While these injuries may present challenges, early intervention, specialized therapies, and medical advancements can significantly improve the outcomes for children with birth injuries. It is essential to create a supportive environment that fosters the child’s growth, development, and overall well-being. For more information about how a Dayton birth injury attorney from Cowan & Hilgeman can assist you with your questions or claim, schedule an appointment now to receive immediate help.
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- Medical Bills – Who Pays and How to Get Them Paid
- Lost Wage Repayment
- Out-of-Pocket Cost Reimbursement
- Collection of Medical Records and Bills
- Value of Pain and Suffering
- Expert Reports
- Property Damage Repairs and Diminished Value Claims
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