July 16, 2015

During delivery, the baby’s head is the first portion of the body to enter the birth canal. As a result, the head sustains the most pressure during the delivery process. Unfortunately, medical negligence among health-care providers during the delivery process can lead to a birth injury near Washington D.C., such as swelling, bruising, oxygen deprivation, or bleeding in the brain.

In this video, a personal injury lawyer provides an overview of brain injuries babies can sustain during birth. As she explains, some of these injuries are preventable. However, in some cases, the health-care providers missed signs of distress during delivery or failed to properly monitor labor inducing drugs. If a health-care provider was negligent during labor or delivery, the family is entitled to seek compensation for any brain or subsequent birth injuries the child sustains.