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Did Your Baby Suffer Injuries During Delivery?

Birth injuries or trauma to a baby can result from mechanical forces of compression or traction during delivery. Some injuries are caused when doctors and nurses use medical devices such as vacuum extractors or forceps. Trauma may cause bleeding in the skull if blood vessels are damaged or torn. It may also cause hypotension or low blood pressure, which may result in hypoxia, not enough oxygen in the tissues.

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Types of Delivery Injury

Some injuries caused by trauma include:

  • Intracranial hemorrhage. Hemorrhage, or bleeding, within the skull. Intracranial hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel in the head is ruptured or leaks. It can result from physical trauma to the head.
  • Cephalohematoma. A hemorrhage or collection of blood caused by rupture of blood vessels between the skull and the periosteum (connective tissue overlaying the skull). The extent of hemorrhage may be severe enough to cause anemia and hypotension. Cephalohematoma may be caused by a prolonged second stage of labor or by operative vaginal delivery with a vacuum extractor or forceps.
  • Subgaleal hemorrhage or hematoma. Bleeding in the space right underneath the skin; between the skull’s periosteum and the scalp’s galea aponeurosis. A large percentage of subgaleal hemorrhages result from vacuum extractors applied to the head at delivery. Subgaleal hemorrhage is also associated with head trauma, such as intracranial hemorrhage or skull fracture. Patients with subgaleal hemorrhage may show hemorrhagic shock and may develop hyperbilirubinemia (too much bilirubin in the blood).
  • Caput Succedaneum. Swelling of the scalp in a newborn baby, usually caused by the mechanical trauma to the presenting part of the head being pushed through the cervix. Babies with caput succedaneum may become jaundiced when the bruising breaks down into bilirubin.

Contact Birth Injury Safety with Questions

When a child has suffered an injury related to prenatal care, labor, or delivery, it is understandable for the parents to have questions about the injury, their legal rights, and the legal rights of the child. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what has happened to your child and about your legal rights. Consultations are free - there is no obligation. Contact us at (214) 974-4121 to discuss your concerns with Birth injury attorney Laura Brown.

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Contact Birth Injury Safety, Sponsored by Birth Injury Safety

When a child has suffered an injury related to prenatal care, labor or delivery, it is understandable for the parents to have questions about the injury, their legal rights and the legal rights of the child. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what has happened to your child and about your legal rights. Consultations are free – there is no obligation. Contact us at (214) 974-4121 to discuss your concerns with Birth Injury Attorney Laura Brown.


Birth Injury Case Results

Gross Settlement/Verdict: $5,800,000.00

Injury: Oxygen Deprivation During Labor & Delivery Resulting in Brain Damage & Cerebral Palsy

  • A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $1,441,584 and $33,666.12 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.

Gross Settlement/Verdict: $3,250,000.00

Injury: Oxygen Deprivation During Labor & Delivery Resulting in Brain Injury & Cerebral Palsy

  • A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $1,300,000 and $81,511.14 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.

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Note: If any of the cases listed here had been unsuccessful, the law firm would have paid all of the expenses for the case without being reimbursed by the client and would have received $0 dollars in attorney's fees.

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Birth Injury Safety
Saint Paul Place, Suite 1660A,
750 N. Saint Paul Street, Dallas Texas 75201

Phone: (214) 974-4121
Email: brown@trialfirm.com

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