A “birth injury” is characterized as a physical injury that happens to an infant prior to, during, or shortly after childbirth. While it is not uncommon for complications to arise during the childbirth process, questions can arise regarding how a healthcare provider (such as a doctor, nurse, or midwife) responds to a complication during birth.
The infographic below explains what risk factors can increase the chances of birth complications, the signs that a child may have suffered from a birth injury, and the recommendations for the parent of a childe suffering from a birth injury if a healthcare provider acted in negligence. Birth injuries can take on many forms and vary in severity, so it’s important for a parent to know the right questions to ask for the answers they need.
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