How common are birth injuries in America?

From hospital bills to childbirth pain, there are a number of issues that parents focus on regarding the birth of their child. Unfortunately, some parents encounter birth trauma and it is important for expectant parents to understand the prevalence of this devastating problem. In San Bernardino, California, and throughout the country, birth injuries can change a child's life in many ways and may result in a permanent disability. For parents who are facing these challenges firsthand, it is critical to confront this situation correctly.

On their website, the National Center for Biotechnology Information provides alarming information concerning the prevalence of birth trauma in the United States. According to the NCBI, published birth injury rates are inconsistent and there have not been very many population-based studies in the U.S. regarding birth trauma, which makes the actual rate of birth injuries in America uncertain. However, reports have indicated that the birth trauma rate in this country ranges from .2 to 37 incidents of trauma for every 1000 deliveries.

If your child was injured because of an error during delivery, it is important to do everything you can to try and help your child recover. If the injury was caused by a preventable doctor error or negligence, those responsible for your child's suffering should not be let off the hook. In some cases, families who have dealt with serious physical, emotional and financial pain because of a birth injury are able to secure the compensation they need by taking legal action.

It is important to remember that this material is not to be taken as legal advice.

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