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Lack of Muscle Control is an Early Warning Sign of a Birth Injury

There are several early warning signs that your child suffered a birth injury during the labor and delivery process, including lack of muscle control.

We discuss what birth injuries this symptom may indicate, and how you can proceed if this is indeed the case.

Birth Injuries May Cause Muscular Problems

Certain birth injuries happen when a medical provider pulls or twists the infant too hard during the birthing process. These birth injuries include:

  • Erb’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Bone fractures

The common symptoms of the aforementioned birth injuries may include the following:

  • Weakness in one arm
  • Arm bent at the elbow and held against the body
  • Decreased grip strength in the affected hand

Additionally, if your child cannot hold their head up when lying on their stomach or make smoother movements with their arms and legs by two months of age, it may be a sign of delayed development.

Suspect a Birth Injury? Contact Us Today

If you notice your child is missing key developmental milestones and you believe a birth injury is the cause, our Baltimore birth injury attorneys are here to help.

We have helped countless clients across the state seek justice against negligent medical providers and recover the compensation they need to pay for their child’s unexpected medical treatment.

Contact Brown & Barron, LLC today at (410) 698-1717 to schedule a free consultation.

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