In the United States alone, about 4 million babies are born each year. The vast majority of babies grow to be happy and healthy. However, the number of birth injuries that take place in hospitals around the country remains alarmingly high.
Out of every 1,000 deliveries, 6 to 8 babies are born with a birth injury. That means there are roughly 30,000 birth injuries a year.
The consequences of a birth injury can be catastrophic to parents and children. Not only can a birth injury lead to permanent impairment, such as paralysis or disfigurement, but it can also lead to neonatal death.
Victims around the country have filed medical malpractice lawsuits against healthcare personnel or institutions to receive the compensation they deserve. Find out more about birth injuries and how a birth injury lawyer can help.