When parents are faced with an infant who suffered injuries just before or during the birth process, the future is uncertain. Some birth injuries are minor and will fade quickly, leaving no lasting effects. Others, however, can be disabling and incapacitating for the duration of your child's life.
According to statistics, 1 in 9,714 births in the United States include a birth injury. About 28,000 birth injuries are reported each year across the country. It is estimated by the National Healthcare Quality Report that out of 1,000 birth injuries, 5.08 occurred in female infants while 6.68 occur in male infants.
In hopes of helping medical professionals identify problems faster, a number of technological advancement have been made over the last few decades. One of these advancements is the fetal heart rate monitor.
Each year, a number of babies are born across the United States with serious birth-related neurological injuries caused by medical negligence or malpractice. Out of every 1,000 babies that are born in the US, 6 to 8 are born with some type of birth injury.
Each year, 6 to 8 out of every 1,000 infants born in the United States are born with a burn injury. This means that roughly 1 in every 9,714 individuals in the country are born with a birth injury. The 10 most common birth injuries include cerebral palsy, bone fractures, Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Palsy), perinatal asphyxia, caput succedaneum, cephalohematoma, intracranial hemorrhage, facial paralysis, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and spinal cord injuries.