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The most common childbirth injuries that affect the baby

Injuries to an infant as a result of medical malpractice can result in different complications for the infant. Often, these childbirth traumas can have long-term effects on the child’s quality of life.

Some of the most common reasons for childbirth malpractice cases are:

  • Brain Damage.
  • Forceps and Vacuum Extractor Injuries.
  • Forceps injury.
  • Perinatal Asphyxia – where a newborn does not receive enough oxygen.
  • Hip dysplasia.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries.
  • Pelvic injuries during birth.
  • Facial Paralysis.
  • Erb Palsy, also known as Brachial Plexus Injury which is damage to the nerves that send signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hand.
  • Fractures to collarbone, arm or skull.
  • Seizures.
  • Cerebral Palsy.
  • Erbs palsy.
  • Untreated jaundice, kernicterus and hyperbilirubinemia.