Parents may have secret preferences for gender or eye color, but they all have one thing in common. A healthy baby is the top priority, starting with the moment people know they will become parents. Although the idea of a child with issues from the birth process is difficult to accept, children still have a good chance of leading full and lovely lives if they have the right support.
What are the most common serious birth injuries?
Several small bruises, often caused by pressure on the baby’s body during the natural process of birth, will disappear in the first few days of life. The most serious birth injuries are generally palsy, or paralysis, caused by a lack of oxygen during the crucial first moments of time outside the womb.
What are the types of palsy that occur during or just after birth?
Cerebral palsy occurs when parts of the brain that govern movement and balance are not allowed to develop normally because the brain was deprived of oxygen. Many of these symptoms may not be entirely clear to parents until months or years after birth. Erb’s palsy has a similar effect on the upper body or the arms based on damage to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves near the spine.
What should parents do if they suspect a birth injury?
Parents always have the right to seek the best medical care possible for a child with special needs after a birth injury. If financial damages are an essential part of living the best life possible, an attorney can help sort out the options for a birth injury lawsuit or settlement.