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Birth Injuries

Seattle Birth Injury Lawyer | Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer
Birth injury, birth injuries, birth trauma

Tragically, medical negligence occurring before, during or after delivery can result in the loss of an infant or severe life long injury. In the case of severe life long injury, saddened parents will soon be faced with extraordinary medical expenses over the course of the infant's life, sometimes reaching into the tens of millions of dollars.

It has been estimated that out of every 1000 babies that is delivered in the United States, as many as 5 will be injured during delivery. Thankfully, the vast majority of these are injuries from which the baby will fully recover.

Causes of Birth Injuries & Birth Defects

Large fetal head, small maternal pelvis or pelvic irregularity, shoulder dystocia (baby's shoulder stuck behind pubic bone, leading to various injuries including erb's palsy, fracture, or paralysis) are common causes of birth injuries.


The use of forceps or a vacuum extractor to speed delivery can cause injury. If too much force is applied, injury can occur to the baby’s head or face.


Lack of sufficient oxygen can cause some of the most severe injuries to babies. This can occur because of improper fetal monitoring, or other causes. It can result in permanent and severe brain damage.

Legal Help -
Our personal injury lawyers are available to discuss your birth injury case with you at no charge. To immediately discuss your birth injuy claim with an experienced personal injury lawyer, call us toll free at 1-888-604-3438, or you may instead use our online case evaluation form. One of our attorneys will evaluate and respond to your online inquiry within 24 hours. Click Here for your free confidential case evaluation.