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Birth injury cases require a comprehensive legal strategy. They also require the knowledge and expertise of an experienced attorney. That’s because many doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals often deny doing anything wrong when it comes to birth injuries.
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Types of Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy is a muscle disorder caused by brain damage that occurs before or during childbirth. Specifically, many children with cerebral palsy have abnormal muscle reflexes, permanently impaired movements and permanent brain damage. Children with cerebral palsy also sometimes have partial or complete paralysis in certain parts of their body.
Some of the most common types of cerebral palsy include:
- Ataxic cerebral palsy (difficulty moving or walking)
- Athetoid cerebral palsy (moving involuntarily)
- Spastic cerebral palsy (difficulty moving due to rigid muscles)
- Delayed speech development, difficulty eating and seizures are also often associated with cerebral palsy.
Women face a wide range of risks when giving birth to a child. That’s why most women choose to give birth to a baby in a hospital. In case of a complication before or during labor or delivery, obstetricians, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals are there and ready to respond in a crisis.
Newborn children are fragile. Great care needs to be taken so they don’t sustain a serious injury, infection or another serious health problem. It’s the reason why hospitals often have separate wings or units to care for newborn children.