Birth Injury Risks
Understanding birth injury risks can help parents stay informed and communicate effectively with their doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals involved in a baby’s birth. This infographic illustrates the facts and statistics that parents need to know.
Birth Injury Statistics
- 10.02%: Percent of babies born preterm - less than 37 completed weeks of gestation. (2018)
- 1 in 25: Preeclampsia happens in about 1 in 25 pregnancies in the United States.
- 41%: Percent of children with Cerebral palsy who have co-occurring epilepsy. (2008)
- 34.4%: Percent of pre-term related infant deaths. (2017)
Out of every 1,000 live births, 1.9% suffered from a birth injury in 2012. (source: NCBI)
- Head cooling and hypothermia treatment can prevent an infant from sustaining a brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation during delivery.
- 20% of infants will experience a temporary or permanent injury after shoulder dystocia deliveries.
Most Common Birth Injuries
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Cerebral palsy
- Infant cephalohematoma
- Shoulder dystocia
- Hypoxic/anoxic brain injuries
Vacuum Extraction Delivery Risks
The use of vacuum extraction can increase the risk of a baby sustaining:
- Skull fractures
- A retinal hemorrhage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
- A fetal stroke
Has Your Baby Suffered a Birth Injury? We can Help
Learning your baby has a birth injury can be emotionally taxing — and not knowing how it will affect your baby’s future can make it that much more challenging to endure. If your baby has suffered a birth injury, know that you aren’t alone.
At Bandas Law Firm, P.C., we understand the life-altering burdens that a birth injury can have on parents. You have the right to seek justice. Let us help you recover compensation so that your baby’s future care and medical needs are secured.
Contact us today at (505) 393-6303 to learn how we can assist you.