Category: Birth Injuries

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)


A birth injury is physical harm a baby or mother incurs during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or the postnatal period. With every 1,000 births in the United States, six to eight babies suffer a birth injury. These injuries account for approximately 2% of neonatal deaths and stillbirths. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a serious birth injury… read more

Neonatal Encephalopathy (Brain Injury in a Newborn)


According to the National Vital Statistics Report, birth injuries occur during pregnancy, labor, or in the brief period after delivery. These traumatic events damage prenatal or neonatal children, impairing their body’s function or structure. Ranging from mild to severe, birth injuries happen in an average of seven out of every 1,000 births, and about 2%… read more

What Are Common Causes of Birth Injuries?


Birth injuries are devastating, and they can occur in a wide variety of ways. In some cases, birth injuries are nobody’s fault, and they occur as a result of uncontrollable variables related to the child or mother. However, there are times when birth injuries occur as a result of the careless or negligent actions of… read more