Category Archives: Birth Injury

Legal Tips for Parents Dealing with Birth Injuries

The birth of a child should be an experience of joy and happiness, not heartache and worry; unfortunately, when a child has a birth injury, it creates both a financial and emotional burden on the family that can make it harder to focus on the good things. The government and local communities may cover some […]

The Financial Cost of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can take a major toll on a newborn’s life and negatively affect the entire family. Naturally to a large extent the type of birth injury and its severity will play a critical role in treatment and recovery; however, one thing is clear: birth injuries can get very expensive. Often, there is a large […]

The Emotional Toll of Birth Injuries

In many cases, the physical trauma associated with birth injuries will either dissipate, become manageable, or at least become a routine part of life with enough time and competent medical treatment. However, recent research suggests that the mental and emotional damage of trauma experienced early in life may affect some people well into adulthood. Even […]

Risk Factors for Birth Injuries

According to the National Healthcare Quality Report, about one out of every 9,714 people in the United States are born with a birth injury. The risk tends to be higher in male infants than female infants. Interestingly, mothers with Medicaid were less likely to experience birth injuries than moms who used private insurance. The birth […]

FAQs about Birth Injuries

While most women look forward to giving birth, the fact is that labor can be a lengthy and traumatic process both for the mother and the child. While most babies in the United States are delivered with few if any complications, a small percentage of infants will suffer some kind of complication during delivery. About […]

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy affects about half a million individuals in the U.S. It’s a complicated disorder, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. No parent wants their child to be afflicted with Cerebral Palsy, but if you suspect your son or daughter has this condition, it’s important to understand the disorder and to find treatment options […]

Parents’ Guide to Best Cope with a Birth Injury

Birth injuries can quickly take what should be a happy and exciting time for a family and turn it into an emotionally fraught nightmare. Birth injuries can occur for a variety of reasons and while some pregnancies are considered higher risk than others, sometimes birth injuries seem to happen at random. The resulting injuries can […]

How to Distinguish Between a Birth Defect and a Birth Injury

Bringing a new little one into this world is an exciting and challenging time, and everyone wants a perfect, healthy baby. Unfortunately complications can happen either in the womb or during labor and delivery, and a newborn may suffer a birth injury. When this occurs, not only are parents scared and disappointed but the child […]

How Long Do I Have to File a Birth Injury Claim in Texas?

If your child has suffered a birth injury or the after effects of birth trauma, it may take some time following your return from the hospital to determine the extent of the injury. Fortunately, most states have a relatively lengthy statute of limitations on birth injury cases so you can be sure of the extent […]