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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 of your questions with the hope that we can help guide you and make your life a little easier if your child or loved one does have 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.

Additionally, given the recent increase in interest, we have added information about the link between Zofran and birth defects?

Birth Injury ResourcesLearn More About the Types and Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth Injury

As parents prepare for a new baby, they hope for the best, and hope that the healthcare providers responsible for their infant’s health do the best that they can. After all, a physician is responsible for giving both mother and infant medical …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Infant Injury Caused by Defective Product

Overview: Infant Injury Caused by Defective Product Your infant’s health and safety is the highest priority for you, your family, and hopefully your infant’s treating physicians. Unfortunately, sometimes there are defective products, including medical devices or infant products, that may …

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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 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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Latest NewsLearn About the Latest Birth Injury Related News

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Children’s Advil Recall Highlights Labeling and Overdose Risks

A recent recall of Children’s Advil highlights labeling and overdose risks that many doctors and parents may overlook.  As parents, we often take the advice of our pediatricians, or follow labeling directions without a second thought.  Unfortunately, sometimes manufacturers make …

September 18, 2018
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32 Children’s Medicines Recalled after Possible Microbial Contamination

A nationwide recall of 32 children’s medicines due to possible microbial contamination has many parents concerned.  Safety concerns related to infant and children’s products are taken extremely seriously, and when a recall is issued, parents need to know how to …

September 05, 2018
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The Role of Cardiotocography in Preventing Birth Injuries

In terms of birth injuries, medical errors involving fetal heart rate monitoring are among the more common.  Fetal heart rate monitoring, also called cardiotocography, is important in preventing birth injuries like brain damage, scarring, and injuries to the mother.  In …

August 28, 2018
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