Two of the most common birth injuries are Erb's palsy and cerebral palsy. New York parents may be aware that these can result from complications that occur as a child is born. There may be a concern about the actions of medical staff during child birth when such conditions are diagnosed.
Cerebral palsy actually refers to a variety of disorders that can impact the brain function and physical activity of a baby. Commonly believed to be a result of poor oxygen supply during birth, CP can also occur due to a brain injury that takes place before labor and delivery. Tt can also occur at some point after a baby is born as well. A baby born very prematurely may have a high risk of CP. Head trauma after delivery can also cause brain injury and CP. Some prescription medications used by a mother during the pregnancy can result in CP. An obstetrician's failure to ensure a proper oxygen supply in a timely manner through Caesarean section or other means could facilitate a CP-causing brain injury as well.