Many birth injuries are preventable.

Many birth injuries are preventable. But doctors do not always tell you when they make a mistake. Medical providers are entrusted with the responsibility of anticipating problems in prenatal care and during labor and delivery based upon routine tests and monitoring. When the doctor does not act safely, all too frequently, there are significant catastrophic results. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 10,000 children are born in the United States each year with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy can be caused by birth trauma when a baby is deprived of oxygen during delivery.

If you have questions about a birth injury, call Preston & Salango to get answers: 304-342-0512. We will help you to obtain a lifetime of care for your child.

Causes of birth injuries include:

  • Breech Delivery
  • Delayed Cesarean Section
  • Fetal Distress
  • Placental Abruption
  • Shoulder Dystocia

These birth injuries can cause: 

  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Brain damage

Other traumatic birth injuries include:

• Brain Injury
• Anoxia and Hypoxia
• Infections
• Seizures
• Stillbirths
• Prenatal Asphyxia
• Shoulder Dystocia
• Fractures
• Failure to Notice Fetal Distress
• Spinal Cord Trauma

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