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Birth Defect.jpgAccording to statistics, 1 in 9,714 births in the United States include a birth injury. Every year, about 28,000 birth injuries are reported across the nation. The National Healthcare Quality Report estimates that 6.68/1,000 birth-related injuries occur to male infants and 5.08/1,000 occur to females.

Read more: Types and Causes of Birth Injuries

shutterstock_493063300.jpgAccording to statistics, of every 1,000 births each year in the United States, 7 involve birth injuries. About 28,000 birth injuries occur each year, 2,333 each month and 538 each week in the US. This means that there are 76 birth injuries per day, or 3 per hour.

Read more: Tips to Prevent Birth Injuries

Pregnant Woman in Pain.jpgThe birth of a child is always a joyous occasion for any parent or family. However, it is also seen that due to doctors' errors during the birthing process, either the mother or child or both have been negatively affected, resulting in irreparable harm and injury.

Read more: Medical Malpractice: Gynecological & Obstetrics Cases

New York residents who are harmed as a result of medical malpractice may file a lawsuit against the at-fault facility or practitioner. This is true even if the lawsuit is against the federal government when it has funded a health care facility. Although lawsuits against the federal government are normally prohibited, they are permitted in a case of medical malpractice under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Read more: Family sues federal government over birth injury

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