Category: Birth Injuries

Category: Birth Injuries

What Are Common Birth Injuries?

By: Chuck Richardson | October 11, 2022 | Birth Injuries

Every year, thousands of babies are born with injuries that could have been prevented. While some birth injuries are minor and heal quickly, others can affect a child’s health and development. What are Common Birth Injuries? Many different types of birth injuries can occur, but some are more common than others. Some of the most […]

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WHAT ARE COMMON BIRTH INJURIES?

By: Chuck Richardson | November 9, 2020 | Birth Injuries

Babies are fragile creatures, especially in those first, tender days. Unfortunately, sometimes parents take their precious newborn home only to later discover their baby is displaying symptoms of a birth injury. This terrifying discovery can lead to a rash of questions, including whether the doctor, hospital, or nurses are to blame, how life raising a […]

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WHAT IS ERB’S PALSY AND IS IT CURABLE?

By: Chuck Richardson | February 27, 2019 | Birth Injuries

A birth injury is not something most parents expect or are prepared to deal with. In some cases, a baby is lucky enough to achieve a full recovery from their birth injury. However, not everyone is so fortunate. Erb’s palsy, for example, is a condition that often results in permanent damage to the infant. Even […]

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THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF BIRTH INJURIES

By: Chuck Richardson | January 9, 2019 | Birth Injuries

Most parents have one wish for their newborn child – for him or her to be healthy. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the negligent actions of a medical professional to ruin that hope and, oftentimes, newborn babies sustain injuries that are actually preventable. If you suspect your baby was injured during the delivery process […]

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IS CEREBRAL PALSY A CURABLE CONDITION?

By: Chuck Richardson | December 15, 2018 | Birth Injuries

Cerebral palsy is a common type of birth injury that affects muscle movement, coordination and, in some cases, vision, hearing, and sensation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this condition affects about 1.5 out to 5 out of every 1,000 children worldwide. This condition can vary from person to person, ranging […]

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HOW TO SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS OF BIRTH INJURIES IN BABIES

By: Chuck Richardson | December 11, 2018 | Birth Injuries

HOW TO SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS OF BIRTH INJURIES IN BABIES I still remember the feelings of excitement and anxiety the day our first child was born, we were blessed with a healthy son. While many deliveries go smoothly and without complication, others can be prolonged or encounter problems due to a failure of the […]

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COMMON BIRTH INJURIES CAUSED BY MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

By: Chuck Richardson | November 6, 2018 | Birth Injuries

After waiting nine long months to meet your newborn baby, generally, your only hope is for him or her to be born healthy. Unfortunately, sometimes the negligent actions of a medical professional can crush this hope, resulting in injuries to your newborn baby. While some of these injuries are minor, others can be more severe […]

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BIRTH INJURY VS. BIRTH DEFECTS

By: Chuck Richardson | December 8, 2017 | Birth Injuries

New babies can suffer from two different types of medical issues: birth injuries and birth defects. Birth injuries occur during or soon after delivery. Whether it is brain damage or broken bones, there are a variety of birth injuries. In some cases, these injuries cannot be avoided in spite of the doctor’s best efforts and proficiency. However, […]

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ANOXIA EXPLAINED

By: Chuck Richardson | August 28, 2015 | Birth Injuries

WHAT IS ANOXIA AT BIRTH? One of leading causes of infant brain damage is lack of oxygen shortly after birth. Brain damage caused by lack of oxygen falls into two different categories: anoxia and hypoxia. Anoxia occurs when the infant undergoes a total lack of oxygen. If the brain is deprived of oxygen for even a […]

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BIRTH INJURY: HYPOXIA EXPLAINED

By: Chuck Richardson | July 13, 2015 | Birth Injuries

One type of birth injury that can occur in newborn babies is hypoxia. Hypoxia occurs when the baby’ brain gets insufficient oxygen before, during or after birth. To say this another way, the baby’s brain is exposed to levels of oxygen that are too low to facilitate proper brain function. The effects of hypoxia on […]

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