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The birth process can be a joyful time for a mother and a child; however, if a doctor or obstetrician is negligent in the delivery, it can also be a dangerous time for the health of the infant. If your child has suffered trauma during birth and delivery, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to compensate for your child’s injuries. An experienced NY birth trauma attorney will be able to assist you with your claim.

Types of Birth Trauma That Can Occur

There are many different types of birth trauma that can injure an infant. A child can be hurt while being extracted from the birth canal, or they can have pressure on their body when being manually repositioned by an obstetrician. Babies can also be injured in caesarian section surgeries. Furthermore, infants can sustain serious damage to their brains and internal organs if labor and delivery are unnecessarily delayed and they are not receiving oxygen to their organs through their bloodstream.

Shoulder dystocia, when the shoulders of the infant become lodged in the birth canal, is a serious delivery emergency that doctors must handle competently or the child will be at risk of injury or death. All of the causes of birth trauma can be the result of obstetric negligence. If your child has been injured because of negligence during the birth process, you should speak with one of the experienced Manhattan birth trauma lawyers at Belushin Law Firm.

Long-Term Effects of Birth & Delivery Trauma

A child who experiences birth trauma can have an irreversible and long-lasting impact on their health and development. Birth trauma can often put pressure on nerve endings which can stunt the development of parts of the body or render parts of the body paralyzed. These injuries are most often seen in cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy, which have a detrimental effect on the child’s motor development.

Delivery trauma can also cause a loss of oxygen throughout the bloodstream, either by compression of the umbilical cord or intrauterine asphyxiation. A loss of oxygen to a child can result in damage to the internal organs as well as serious brain damage. These injuries are sometimes irreversible and can also be fatal. If your child has suffered from Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, brain damage, or some other type of injury due to negligence during delivery, you should speak with a NY medical malpractice lawyer to find out whether you have a viable claim.

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The cost of caring for a child who suffered a traumatic injury during birth is devastating to a family, both financially and emotionally. Many children who suffered a delivery trauma will require extensive medical care and therapy. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our past clients - let us help you!

If your child has suffered a personal injury during the birth process and you would like to know more about New York medical malpractice birth injury law, call Belushin Law.

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