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Birth Injury Fact Sheet: Born With An Injury

In 2003, the Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology published a study concerning birth injury statistics in the United States. Researchers found that:

  • On average, 29 babies out of 1,000 born in the United States suffer a birth injury or birth trauma.
  • Birth injuries are more common in males, Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicities, and groups having lower than average socio-economic status.
  • Birth injuries are less likely to occur at private hospitals in wealthy or urban areas, and more likely to occur at public or teaching hospitals.

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Birth Injury Incidents

There were more than 4,300 births in Newark City in 2011, and over 10,000 in all of Essex County. With such high birth rates, undoubtedly some children will suffer an injury during birth or some sort of birth trauma as they enter the world.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

The types of birth injuries that a newborn can endure are many. Birth injuries exist in a variety of forms, with several common examples of birth injuries including:

Broken and/or Fractured Bones

Babies are very delicate, and when a doctor or nurse is too rough on a baby’s tiny body, the baby can suffer from broken or fractured bones.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Babies also have delicate nervous systems upon birth, and if a doctor or nurse is too rough on the baby’s body, damage to the nervous system can be sustained. Common birth injuries occur to the spinal cord and the brachial plexus nerve, which is situated between the neck and shoulder and is sometimes pulled, stretched or torn during birth.

Injuries Resulting from a Failure to Anticipate Birth Complications

Doctors and nurses are trained to monitor a birth for signs of complication and distress, and a failure to notice these indications, or to take appropriate action upon noticing, can result in injuries to the baby, the mother, or both.

Head and Brain Injuries

Head injuries are one of the most common injuries that babies experience. Brain injuries often occur if the baby’s brain is deprived of oxygen during the birth, while head injuries, such as a cephalohematoma, can happen if delivery instruments are used improperly during birth.

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For over four decades, the professionals at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC have worked with families suffering a birth injury obtain the justice and financial compensation they need to recover. The team of birth injury attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC know what it takes to build a strong birth injury case on your behalf, and we are ready to assist you with yours.

Investigating Birth Injuries Requires Resources

Suffering a birth injury can be a pretty traumatic experience, especially when your family was expecting a happy and healthy birth. The unexpected is hard to deal with. When you and your family experience a birth injury, one of the first things that needs to be done is a thorough investigation regarding your claim. It is important to assess the injury, how it happened and whether it could have been prevented. Getting to the root cause of a birth injury requires an immense amount of time, energy and resources. You will want a team of highly talented, experienced and knowledgeable birth injury attorneys with the financial resources and support network necessary to complete a thorough investigation into your birth injury claim. The professionals at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC are well equipped for the job.

Establishing the facts of your birth injury claim requires consulting with a number of different people. Not only will your birth injury lawyer need to procure any and all witness testimony concerning your claim, in addition to your own accounts of what happened, it will also be important to seek consultation with medical specialists. These specialists will be able to conduct tests and perform examinations, which will enable them to opine on whether your injury could have been prevented if the doctor had taken more care during the birth.

There will also be evidence that will need to be collected as part of the investigation into your birth injury claim. Not only will new medical evidence need to be collected regarding the extent of your injury, but any evidence that is available from before and during the birth will need to be collected.

With so many deliveries of newborn babies occurring in Newark each year, undoubtedly birth injuries are going to occur. At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC, we understand the pain that you and your family are experiencing, so we take it upon ourselves to conduct a thorough investigation into your birth injury claim. Our Newark birth injury lawyers will work with trusted medical experts to build a strong case in support of your birth injury claim in order to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.

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