Possible Neurological Signs of Birth Injury:
- Floppy, depressed, pale or blue after birth
- Seizures and neurological problems in first days of life
- Permanent damage often including cerebral palsy, cortical blindness and mental retardation or learning deficits.
Birth defects are the fifth-leading cause of years of potential life lost and contribute substantially to childhood morbidity and long-term disability. Because the causes of about 70% of all birth defects are unknown, the public continues to be anxious about whether environmental pollutants cause birth defects, developmental disabilities, or other adverse reproductive outcomes. While many of these birth defects are relatively minor, some can cause lifelong disabilities and premature death.
Birth Injury Lawsuit
A birth injury lawsuit is filed when there is a strong case indicating malpractice was the cause of the birth injury has been found. While not all birth injuries will mean a birth injury lawsuit can be successful, lawyers specialized in the field will be able to recognize if there may be a claim. In the event that a birth injury lawsuit is present, the process to seek damages can begin. This process can be very lengthy and grueling, making it essential to find a birth injury lawsuit lawyer that is able to expedite the process in an efficient and successful manner.