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Damage to the brachial plexus a common birth injury

Labor and delivery is tough on both mom and baby. Sometimes, babies get stuck or struggle to get through the birth canal. When they do, they may damage their brachial plexus. This type of birth injury is fairly common, and it can have long-term consequences for the baby. Those in Louisiana whose children have suffered this type of birth injury, due to the negligence of medical staff, may be entitled to seek compensation.

Fetal oxygen deprivation can result in a severe birth injury

No parent, in Louisiana or elsewhere, likes to think of everything that can go wrong during the birthing process. While the vast majority of babies are delivered without significant issue, there are others who suffer medical events due to medical malpractice that results in severe birth injury. Fetal oxygen deprivation, for instance, happens, but it can be avoided or quickly corrected if the proper actions are taken in a timely manner.

Millions awarded in recent birth injury case

Giving birth to a child is often not without complications. It is not uncommon for mom and baby to suffer minor injuries as a result of the process. However, many mothers and babies in Louisiana and elsewhere experience major complications as a result of their medical providers' actions during delivery. It was recently reported that a woman in another state won a birth injury claim she filed against the doctor who delivered her baby.

Louisiana birth injury: Perineal tearing during childbirth

Childbirth, it is an experience that is different for every woman. There are those who are able to get through it with relative ease and no physical trauma to their own bodies, but there are also those who suffer great injury during the process. One common birth injury seen is perineal tearing. Common as it may be, there are women in Louisiana and elsewhere who may suffer pain or other issues for years if the tearing is severe or not fixed properly.

Legal recourse following a birth injury

You did everything right during your pregnancy. When it came time to deliver, you were beyond thrilled to meet your beautiful baby. Then, the complications started and your baby ended up suffering a birth injury that left him or her permanently disabled. Sadly, this is something that a number of parents in Louisiana experience every year. Under some circumstances, they may have legal recourse.

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