Welcome to the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr.'s informative blog post on birth injuries. In this comprehensive article, we will explore the different types of birth injuries that can occur and their underlying causes. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing you with in-depth knowledge and legal support in the field of birth injury law.
The Significance of Understanding Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can have a profound impact on the lives of both the child and their family. Understanding the causes and effects of these injuries is crucial in seeking justice for the affected parties. At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr., we believe that every child deserves a healthy start in life, and we work tirelessly to represent families who have been affected by birth injuries.
Types of Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and maintain balance. It is caused by damage to the developing brain, often occurring during or shortly after childbirth. Common causes include lack of oxygen to the brain, trauma during delivery, and infections.
Erb's palsy, also known as brachial plexus birth palsy, is a condition that affects the movement and sensation in a child's arm. It is typically caused by injury to the brachial plexus nerves during a difficult delivery. This injury can occur due to excessive pulling or stretching of the baby's neck during birth.
Shoulder dystocia is a birth injury that occurs when the baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pelvic bone during delivery. This can result in complications such as brachial plexus injuries, fractured bones, and lack of oxygen. It is often associated with larger babies, gestational diabetes, and prolonged labor.
Causes of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can have various causes, and understanding these causes is essential in determining liability and seeking compensation. Some common causes include:
- Medical negligence or malpractice
- Prolonged labor or difficult delivery
- Lack of oxygen during birth
- Improper use of delivery tools, such as forceps or vacuum extractors
- Failure to perform a timely cesarean section
Seek Legal Representation
If your child has suffered a birth injury, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced birth injury attorney. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. specializes in birth injury cases and is dedicated to fighting for the rights of affected families. Our attorneys possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to navigate complex legal processes and help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact Us Today
If you have any questions or need assistance regarding birth injuries, we are here to help. Contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. today for a free consultation. Our compassionate team is ready to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.