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What to do if your child has a birth injury

If you are a parent of a child with a birth defect or injury, you may not know where to start when it comes to handling and caring for said injury. We at Nield Law Group, APC., understand that you would like to make your child’s life as easy as possible. We would like to help you accomplish that.

Is Erb’s palsy something you should worry about?

Unfortunately, it is impossible for anyone to predict how labor will go for a mother-to-be. It is not uncommon for new parents to fear that something may go wrong in the process of childbirth. Injuries that cause ailments like Erb’s palsy may also be a concern. But just how common is Erb’s palsy?

Compensation may help relieve the costs cerebral palsy

For many San Diego couples, having a baby is an exciting event. These parents may spend hours dreaming of their new child’s future. At the Nield Law Group, we understand how devastating it can be if these parents are informed that their babies are disabled. It is especially heartbreaking when a child’s disability was caused by a physician’s error during the baby’s birth.

Are there birth injury risks with forceps deliveries?

Even after a healthy pregnancy, difficulties can arise during the labor and delivery process for mothers in California, and elsewhere. In some cases, a health care professional may need to use tools, such as forceps, to help get the baby out. While such tools can be very helpful and decrease the need for a Cesarean section, the use of forceps during deliveries can also pose birth injury risks.

Understanding cerebral palsy as a birth injury

San Diego parents who await the birth of their children with joy and anticipation have much to look forward to. Sadly, for some parents, the realities of what lie ahead can be very different than the original expectations. Birth injuries can change the course of babies’ and parents’ lives forever. Cerebral palsy is one condition that can result from a birth injury. WebMD.com indicates that up to 20 percent of people with cerebral palsy contracted it due to an injury sustained during birth.

What is Erb’s palsy?

Expectant parents in San Diego deserve to enjoy every moment of the nine months of pregnancy and look forward to the moment when they hold their new loved one. Most of the time, this is exactly what can happen. However, there are sadly times when problems occur during the labor and delivery process that turns what should be a joyous occasion into a tragedy. One all-too common form of birth injury that can make this happen is known as Erb's palsy.

Birth injuries may cause cerebral palsy for San Diego children

Cerebral palsy is a common medical condition affecting many people in San Diego, and throughout the U.S. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control Prevention that approximately one out of every 323 children in the U.S. suffers from cerebral palsy. The condition, which typically manifests early in a child’s life, impacts people’s motor skills and muscle coordination. There is still much to be learned about the exact causes of cerebral palsy, however, birth injuries appear to be a common contributing factor. 

Jury awards $8.45 million to family of child with cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a serious condition that can stem from complications that happen during birth. Physicians in California can help prevent the issue by ensuring that the baby does not experience a lack of oxygen. Monitoring the mother and the baby during labor and delivery is a key part of spotting a potential problem and taking the steps to correct it. As one recent incident illustrates, failing to do so have serious consequences.

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