Common Birth Injuries

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While no expecting parent likes to think of the possibility of their baby being injured at birth, injuries are far more common than most realize. It’s estimated that five birth injuries occur for every 1,000 babies born in the U.S.

What is a Birth Injury?

A birth injury refers to any form of harm or damage an infant suffers before, during, or shortly after the birthing process. Birth injuries can happen to any baby and can be life-altering for the baby and his or her parents. A birth injury can cause physical and mental harm to a baby and take an emotional and financial toll on families.

There are many potential causes of birth injuries as well as different types. The Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton list the most common causes and types in this infographic.

Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers review the types and causes of birth injures

A birth injury can have a serious impact on your baby’s health and cause much emotional distress. If your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury, it’s important that you consult with an experienced Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. Our lawyers will assess your situation and guide you through the legal process. Call us at 800-547-4LAW or complete an online contact form today.