US Birth Injury Statistics
In the U.S., six to eight of every 1,000 deliveries result in a birth injury. This means that approximately 1 in 9,714 people are are born with a birth injury annually. This equates to approximately three per hour. According to the National Healthcare Quality Report (AHRQ), birth injuries occur slightly more often during deliveries of male infants than female infants. Private for-profit hospitals and public hospitals do slightly better than do private non-profit facilities.
The 10 most common birth injuries include:
- Brachial Plexus Palsy (Erb’s Palsy)
- bone fractures
- caput succedaneum
- perinatal asphyxia
- intracranial hemorrhage
- subconjunctival hemorrhage
- facial paralysis
- spinal cord injuries, and
- cerebral palsy
Our Birth Injury Experience
While in many instances these injuries are mild and result in no long-lasting negative health effects, more often than is acceptable, they can lead to long-term or life-long disability or even more tragic outcomes. Managing partner, Nathan Hughey, and the team at Hughey Law Firm have helped numerous families get the justice they deserved when such an injury was the result of medical malpractice or negligence. We have a team of respected medical experts ready to help wade through the complexities of these often tragic cases. Our staff has extensive experience and a proven track record of establishing liability in medical malpractice and negligence cases. We can help ensure that your child’s long term care needs are met.
Infant Wrongful DeathWhile difficult to talk about, oftentimes medical mistakes lead to the most tragic of outcomes during delivery. While no amount of money can replace a life not realized, those responsible need to be held accountable. With capable legal representation, many of these individuals and institutions can be. We will work tirelessly to help you in this most trying of times with sensitivity, compassion, and caring.
How Do I Know if I Have a Claim?
Call us at 843-881-8644 or Contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to help you determine if you have a claim and how best to proceed. We do not charge attorney fees or costs unless we help you recover money for your claim. A birth injury lawyer from our team at Hughey Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina, is ready to help you with your case.
*Fees calculated before expenses.
 Birth Injury Guide
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