Birth Injuries

Birth injuries include any harm or damage that a baby suffers during pregnancy, childbirth, or shortly after birth. There are 3 primary categories of birth injury: (1) orthopedic injuries, (2) nerve injuries, and (3) brain damage. Many birth injuries are relatively minor and don't have long-term impacts. But the more severe types of birth injuries (such as brain damage) can leave children permanently disabled. The underlying cause of birth injuries is also very diverse and complex.

Some birth injuries are the direct result of events or complications (including medical negligence) arising during labor & delivery or earlier in pregnancy. Other birth injuries are congenital defects triggered by genetic and environmental factors. This site will provide detailed, current information for all of the most common birth injuries. Users will also find more focused information about causes, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis for all of the different types of birth injuries.