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Can My Child Recover From a Birth Injury?

Xrays of a newborn

The birth of a child should be a joyous time for parents, and luckily most deliveries tend to go smoothly. But, complications can arise during the pregnancy and delivery process, resulting in the baby's injury.

There's no need to worry as some birth injuries are recoverable. However, some of these injuries can last for a lifetime if not treated properly. Depending on the severity, you may be entitled to compensation for your child’s pain and medical bills.

Recoverable Birth Injuries

Bruises and broken bones are among the most common birth injuries. These bruises and broken bones result from trauma from passing through the birthing canal and contact with the mother’s tissue and pelvic bones. Forceps can also leave temporary marks and bruises on the baby’s head. Depending on the severity of the injury, some bruises can take days to heal, while broken bones may take months.

Subconjunctival hemorrhages are the breaking of small blood vessels in the baby’s eyes. It’s important to note that this form of injury does not cause eye damage. Their eyes usually tend to return to normal anywhere between a week - 10 days.

Erb’s Palsy is the name of an injury to the brachial plexus nerves, which lies right beneath the collarbone. Collarbone-related injuries are common due to trauma from passing through the birthing canal. This type of injury affects the movement of your arm but usually heals itself over time. If nerve damage continues after 3-6 months, surgery may be needed.

Medical Malpractice Attorney

If your baby has been severely injured due to the result of your doctor’s negligence, you should consider hiring a medical malpractice lawyer today. Our attorneys at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. can pull together all evidence to determine the correct amount of compensation you deserve along with the best way to approach your case. If you believe you have a case, contact our team today at (844) 383-0565 or fill out this form on our website for a free consultation.