Birth Trauma / Cerebral Palsy
Like most expectant parents, you anticipate waiting nine months for your baby to enter the world. You desire a delivery free of complications and a baby born healthy and free from illness or injury.
Unfortunately, for some parents and their newborns, birth injury is a reality. Birth injuries include any damage an infant sustains during the birthing process and delivery, typically occurring as the baby travels through the birth canal.
If something feels wrong during your pregnancy, speak up and tell your doctor.
A birth injury (or pediatric injury) is damage that occurs during the birthing process especially at times when oxygen or blood flow have been restricted due to forces like improper use of forceps, vacuums and other medical birthing devices. Causes such as breech delivery, delayed cesarean and fetal distress often times could have been avoided with proper monitoring, planning and skilled clinical staff.
Some common results of birth injury in Ontario, Canada may be:
• Cerebral palsy
• Erb’s Palsy (also called Brachial Plexus Palsy)
• Bleeding in the brain
• Collarbone fractures
• Injury to the brain cells from a lack of oxygen (Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy HIE)
• Brain swelling
• Torn facial nerve from forceps
• Skull fractures
• Mental retardation
Treatment for your baby’s birth injury depends upon the type of injury sustained. Birth injuries such as bruising and minor lacerations will heal quickly and without prolonged medical treatments. A birth injury such as brachial palsy may need treatment that is more intensive. More than half of all babies born with brachial palsy do not need surgery.
However, in some cases, the baby’s arm needs surgery to repair damaged nerves. Fractures such as a broken collarbone may require treatment as well, including bandaging or splinting to keep the infant’s shoulder and arm from painful movement. Cerebral palsy cases will differ depending on the type and timing of the injury.
The lawyers at Cariati Law will listen to your concerns and help you in determining if your child’s birth injury was directly related to a negligent act. We will skillfully determine the impact that the injury will have on your family for years to come and perhaps even the lifetime of your child. Our lawyers are ready to aggressively advocate through negotiation and/or litigation on your behalf.
Contact a Cariati Law Birth Defects Lawyer in Ontario, Canada. Each and every Ontario, Canada injury & disability lawyer at our firm is innovative, aggressive and result-oriented when serving the diverse legal needs of our clients. Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights.
How can parents help protect their unborn babies from birth injuries?
Expecting parents can help reduce the risks of birth injuries by choosing qualified doctors and medical care facilities. Expectant mothers must take care of themselves throughout the pregnancy as well. If something feels wrong during your pregnancy, speak up and tell your doctor. At the hospital during delivery, be proactive. Ask questions, know what medications are being given and be an advocate for your baby at all times.
Call the caring lawyers at Cariati Law right away at 905-629-8040, and we will provide you with a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation about your case. At Cariati Law, we will review every detail of your case and fight to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries.You deserve straight answers about your case from the experienced lawyers at Cariati Law.
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