Birth injuries are preventable and should never happen. Sadly, however, thousands of birth injuries continue to happen in the United States every year. Our infographic below illustrates the prevalence of these devastating injuries.
How Common Are Birth Injuries?
- 1.9 per 1,000 live births
Approximately 1.9 per 1,000 live births in the U.S. involve a birth injury.
- 3 common causes
Three common causes of birth injuries include failing to monitor an infant, using birth assistance tools improperly, and pulling or twisting an infant too hard.
- 3 common injuries
Three of the most common birth injuries include cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and brachial plexus injuries.
Can Birth Injuries Be Prevented?
Three steps doctors can take:
- Monitor mother and infant for signs of distress.
- Use birth assistance tools properly, when required.
- Order a C-section when necessary.
Did Your Child Suffer a Birth Injury? Contact Us Today
If your child was injured during the labor and delivery process, our team at Brown & Barron, LLC can help you seek justice. We’re well-versed in this area of the law, and we have the skills and experience needed to take on large hospitals and insurance companies.
Call Brown & Barron, LLC at (410) 698-1717 to schedule a free consultation.