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What Is A Birth Injury And Do They Happen In Central New York?

A birth injury is damage to a baby during labor and delivery, also known as the birth process. Generally, birth injuries are due to a lack of blood flow (ischemia), a lack of oxygen (hypoxia), acidosis, internal forces (pressure applied by the birth canal), and/or external forces (pressure applied by a healthcare provider). Commonly, a Syracuse birth injury lawsuit is based upon a constellation of medical malpractice, including obstetrician mistakes, obstetrical group errors, and nursing negligence.

There are many risk factors for a birth injury. Risk factors for a birth injury include large-for-date infants, post-date infants, macrosomia, excessive maternal weight gain, gestational diabetes, inadequate pelvis, prolonged labor, rapid labor, and a prior complicated delivery.

Birth injuries can be mild, moderate or severe. Common examples include Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s paralysis, cerebral palsy, cranial nerve palsy, facial palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, periventricular leukomalacia, hematomas and fractures.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of medical malpractice and hospital mistake cases, including those involving a constellation of birth injuries. If your baby suffered a birth injury, you and your child may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York birth injury attorney, contact Bottar Law, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at

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