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Understanding Birth Injuries

When babies are born, not only are they physically delicate and fragile, but they are also lacking a fully developed immune system. This can put a newborn at risk for serious infections as well as other birth injuries. Unfortunately, a 2003 report on national healthcare quality found that 6.68 birth injuries occur for every 1,000 live births in the United States annually. This translates to almost 28,000 newborns injured every year.

At Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., our Appleton birth injury lawyers firmly believe that babies should be treated with the care that they deserve in order to prevent birth trauma. If a doctor or other medical professional has failed in this duty to you, resulting in a birth injury for your child, you can fight back. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.

Common Types of Birth Trauma

As soon as they enter the world, newborns are susceptible to physical injuries as well as dangerous infections. Therefore, they must be handled carefully in order to avoid birth trauma. However, medical errors can lead to common types of birth injuries, including:

  • Brachial plexus injuries like Erb’s palsy
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Brain and spinal cord damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Facial paralysis
  • Postnatal infections like group B strep, sepsis, and more

While some problems such as cephalohematoma can heal with time, others like shaken baby syndrome and cerebral palsy can leave your precious son or daughter with permanent damage.

Contact Us

It is imperative that newborns receive proper care to keep them safe from injuries and infections. If medical negligence has resulted in trauma for your child, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to help with medical bills and other repercussions of the injury. To discuss your case, contact a tenacious Appleton birth injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., at 800-242-2874 today.