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What are the types and effects of birth injuries?

Oregon’s expecting mothers just like you rely heavily on medical professionals to keep both you and your child safe. Unfortunately, cases of medical malpractice do occur, and that’s when the Law Office of Robert A. Miller can step in to help guide you through this difficult period.

There are numerous different traumas that a child can suffer from in a case of medical malpractice. Many of these involve nerve damage or a lack of essential nutrients or oxygen. Some common disorders resulting from these traumas include:

  • Erb’s palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus
  • Shoulder dystocia

As these are largely caused by injuries received at or around the time of birth, that means most of them won’t worsen or degrade over time. However, it also means that there are no cures. The initial damage will determine how heavily your child will be affected, and these cases can range from mild to severe.

The long-reaching effects of birth injuries can include paralysis, speech impediments, developmental disorders, difficulties learning, and trouble with fine or gross motor skills. As mentioned, some cases might show very few symptoms that will require slight adjustments. Other cases may have deep impacts on both your child and your family as adjustments are made to care for them.

Births are supposed to be a joyous occasion. Dealing with the traumatic impact of birth injuries on both your child and your child’s loved ones can be difficult and may leave parents like you feeling at a loss. Whether you’re looking for compensation for the medical malpractice that occurred, or just seeking a place to start making sense of all this, you may benefit from starting by taking a look at our web page on birth injuries.