Babies can suffer from a wide array of injuries at birth, including:

  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Brain damage
  • Brain swelling
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy (brachial plexus palsy)
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, HIE (Injury to brain cells from lack of oxygen)
  • Skull fracture

If you are concerned that your newborn or child may be injured, for whatever reason, speak with your doctor immediately. If you believe their injury may have been caused by a medical mistake, contact StewartWood Injury Lawyers right away.

Symptoms of Birth Injury

Below are some of the most common symptoms of birth injury:

  • A “floppy” appearance, indicating lack of muscle tone
  • Abrasions, bruises, marks, or swelling on the baby’s face, head, or shoulder(s)
  • Failure of the infant to breathe independently after delivery
  • One arm that appears limp
  • CPR or introduction of a breathing tube to resuscitate the infant
  • Seizures that develop within 48 hours of delivery

This is not a complete list of birth injury symptoms. Some injuries can be recognized immediately, while other children may take months or years to start showing signs of a problem.

If you suspect your child is displaying signs or symptoms of delayed development, you should consult with your doctor immediately. If you suspect your child’s injuries may be due to medical malpractice