Robert A. Solomon, P.C.
Two Offices Serving New York & New Jersey

What to expect with birth injuries

Not all birth injuries are defects, and it's important to understand the difference before you speak with your attorney about the injuries your child has suffered. For example, a birth injury like a broken collarbone can be a result of a difficult labor or passage through the birth canal, but that doesn't necessarily mean any negligence has taken place. The truth is that many newborns have injuries that they suffer from the birthing process.

It's not particularly common for nerves to be damaged or bones to be broken, but it's not unheard of. In most cases, these are expected injuries and can be treated easily or require no treatment at all.

If the birth canal is too small for the baby, then a birth injury can be more likely. In some cases, serious birth injuries could result. A medical provider should know when a baby will not be able to pass through the birth canal safely or when he or she is struggling for another reason. Knowing there is a problem helps the medical team determine the best way to deliver the baby safely for both mother and son or daughter.

Some possible injuries your child could suffer include anemia, jaundice, or minor broken bones. These are expected in some cases or, at the very least, are recognized as injuries newborns may suffer from naturally. Injuries like hypoxia leading to brain damage or sepsis may be able to be identified before the injury becomes severe, and doctors should be making sure the child doesn't go without treatment if these injuries occur.

Source: Merck Manuals, "Birth Injury," Arthur E. Kopelman, MD, accessed March 02, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Start Rebuilding Here

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Contact Robert A. Solomon, P.C. |
91 Pacific Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Toll Free: 866-638-7652
Phone: 973-344-6587
Fax: 973-344-7604
Newark, NJ Office Location

Robert A. Solomon, P.C.
3309 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312

Toll Free: 866-638-7652
Phone: 718-984-2626
Fax: 718-984-5820
Staten Island Law Office