Birth Injury: What’s In A Name?

The names can be pretty difficult: brachioplexus injury, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

These are medical names for injuries that occur at the time of birth. Some could not be prevented, but many are preventable and a result of negligence on the part of doctors or nurses.

These injuries usually fall into the catastrophic category, meaning that they are as serious as injuries get.

Brachial plexus injury involves damage to the nerves which leave the neck and feed the shoulder and arm. It can result in stunted growth of the arm,  and loss of use.

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy means that the brain of a newborn has been injured by lack of oxygen, or lack of blood flow (perfusion). The result of this type of injury is often diagnosed as cerebral palsy.

Birth injuries of this nature are commonly worth a considerable amount of compensation in damages, often in the millions of dollars.

A few law firms possess the skills and knowledge to do a proper analysis and work up of birth injury cases in order to obtain a good settlement for the client, whose quality-of-life depends on the outcome of a legal claim. Parents of children with birth injuries must be particularly careful to choose a law firm with experience in evaluating whether the claim has merit and how to prosecute the claim for the benefit of the clients.

Family members of birth injured children in Newfoundland and Labrador will avoid mistakes they may always regret by obtaining a copy of my free book on medical malpractice. Birth injury cases are amongst the most challenging cases in accident and injury law practice. Go into the case with your eyes wide open to the pitfalls!

Patient Injury Law is experienced in these cases and willing to investigate worthwhile cases without fee. Disbursements to obtain medical records and an opinion from a reviewing medical experts are negotiable.

Get my free book and give us a call – family members of birth injured children have nothing to fear but fear itself. Your child will thank you for the rest of his or her life.