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Is my child displaying symptoms of a birth injury? What exactly is a birth injury and how did this happen? Is my doctor to blame? What should I do once I find out my child has a birth injury? What will life with a child with a birth injury look like, and what is the prognosis of certain birth injuries? It’s natural for these and many more questions to come to mind. At Birth Injury Guide we strive to answer all your questions with the hope that we can help guide you and make your life a little easier if your child or loved one has a birth injury.

We work hard to keep our information as relevant and as up-to-date as possible. We strive to educate families on many different types of birth injuries, what the symptoms are, how birth injuries are caused, how they can be diagnosed, what the available treatment is, what the prognosis is, and what assistance programs are available to them. For very serious birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, we include information on adaptive equipment, different forms of therapy, and how you can manage your child’s symptoms to make life easier for the whole family.

Throughout our website you’ll find comprehensive birth injury information that will help guide you if your child or loved one has a birth injury.

Birth Injury Types

Birth injuries are one of the leading causes of serious long-term medical conditions. There are many different types of birth injuries, and while some are more severe than others, all birth injuries place infants at risk for health issues.

Birth Injury Symptoms

Each birth injury has its own unique set of symptoms. Recognizing these symptoms will help you understand what kind of injury your infant may have endured.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a common disorder, affecting an average of 500,000 people. Depending on the severity of the disorder, many infants with cerebral palsy develop other disabilities, such as trouble with hearing, sight, speech, and motor skills.

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Cerebral palsy is marked by system disorders that can affect the arms, legs, hearing, cognitive ability, and more. There are four different types of cerebral palsy, which are categorized depending upon the symptoms and the severity of the disorder.

Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s palsy, a form of brachial plexus palsy, occurs when the upper arm’s nerves are injured, causing paralysis in the upper arm area. During birth, a physician pulling too hard on an infant can lead to Erb’s palsy, and the infant may need neurosurgery for treatment.

Erb’s Palsy Symptoms

Symptoms of Erb’s palsy will vary depending upon the severity of the injury. Typical symptoms include loss of reflexes in the affected arm, loss of feeling in the affected arm, and inability to move the affected arm.

Infant Brain Damage

Infant brain damage can lead to a myriad of severe, life-long health problems. Brain damage is usually caused by a traumatic brain injury during delivery or trauma​ during pregnancy.

Infant Wrongful Death

Medical negligence, unfortunately, can cause severe injuries to infants. Wrongful death occurs if the infant dies due to the negligent behavior of healthcare providers.

If your child or loved one has a birth injury, or if you suspect a birth injury, our Free Birth Injury Guide information packet will help answer many of the questions you may have.

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Our Mission

The mission of Birth Injury Guide is to help answer the questions that parents and families have about birth injuries. Throughout our website you’ll find comprehensive birth injury information that will help guide you if your child or loved one has a birth injury. Additionally, our birth injury experts and medical professionals are standing by to help answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us toll free at 877-415-6603.

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