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Common Types Of Birth Injuries During Pregnancy

There are a number of different types of birth injuries which can occur due to complications during pregnancy, labour or during the birth of the child.  Birth injuries that occur can either be temporary or they can result in long term damage.  Many types of birth injuries can be prevented if proper medical protocol is followed.  However, if there is a case of medical negligence, then the mother or the child can suffer severe injuries during birth.

Here’s a look at some of the common types of birth injuries.

During Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes – women can develop gestational diabetes when they are pregnant.  But it is important that healthcare professionals identify the symptoms of the condition and provide the necessary treatment because if they fail to spot the symptoms, it can lead to birth defects or miscarriage.   As a result of this, the baby can also grow larger than normal and this can create complications during delivery.  In such cases, it may be possible to make birth injury claims.

Pre Eclampsia – tests of urine samples and regular blood pressure checks must be carried out to diagnose this condition.   This condition can be very serious and cause death of the mother or the baby.

Uterine Rupture & Placental Abruption – labours which have not been properly monitored or those that have been artificially induced can suffer severe vaginal bleeding and severe back pains.   Severe bleeding can deprive the baby of oxygen and result in death or brain damage.  Uterine rupture can cause excessive blood loss and organ damage.  These are emergency situations which must be diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.

Wrongful birth – when babies are born, it is essential that tests and scans are carried out to find out if they are born with any kinds of defects.  Some of the common birth defects include club feet, spina bifida, Down ’s syndrome and hole in the heart.  If the healthcare professional has failed to identify these defects, a claim for compensation may be possible.

Making A Claim

If birth injuries are suffered during pregnancy, we can help you make birth injury claims.

Our solicitors have expert knowledge in this area and we can help you bring a claim and recover the rightful compensation.

If you think you have a case, contact us for free on our helpline.

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