Every year in the United States there are approximately 28,000 babies that suffer a birth injury. That’s 2,333 per month, 538 per week, or 76 per day. Given the preventable nature of many of the injuries, that’s too many for families to have to live with, especially when so many birth injuries could have been avoided.
Human beings are both resilient and fragile. The process of being born may seem to be one of the most fragile moments in a baby’s life. If everything goes well, resiliency wins and your baby can be born safely and without any ill effects. However, when a medical professional makes a mistake, this error can result in injury during the birthing process.
Fortunately, most injuries that are sustained during child birth are minor and do not require a medical procedure to treat them. However, certain injuries such as dislocations and broken bones will require medical attention and may result in a permanent disability if not properly treated.
The most serious injuries sustained during birth are traumatic brain injuries. Whether from the deprivation of oxygen or a trauma, brain injuries can have devastating lifelong effects for both you and your child.
If you or a loved one has suffered a birth injury in Colorado, Wyoming, Ohio or Arizona, please contact the experienced birth injury attorneys at Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh & Jardine today to schedule your free initial consultation.