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What types of birth injury are there?

Birth injury is a tragedy that impacts thousands of children and families in the United States every year. Despite our incredibly advanced healthcare industry, this type of medical malpractice is responsible for both temporary and permanent injury to an average of 76 children a day, resulting in long-term expenses, physical struggles, and untold emotional suffering to the approximately 28,000 families who are forced to deal with these injuries every year.

Types of Birth Injury

There are a variety of injuries that can occur during birth. Some of the most common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Paralysis
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Brain or spinal cord injury
  • Disfigurement

Many of these injuries are caused by inadequate monitoring, failure to respond to fetal distress, failure to perform a C-section, or other types of medical negligence.

If your child suffers from a birth injury, please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today for your consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer.