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A brain injury could change your child's life

As many parents in Maryland are aware, a newborn's head is extremely delicate. The slightest knock or even a sudden movement can cause lasting damage. This is even the case before the child is born, so pregnant women must take extra care not to do anything that could endanger their unborn child. However, no matter how careful you are, sometimes things can go wrong during the birthing process.

Babies are not always born facing the correct way. Others may be positioned in a way that means they become wedged inside their mother's body. Others could have the umbilical cord wrapped around their necks. Whatever the issue, if it is not handled efficiently and appropriately, it can result in serious injury to your child.

Injury can occur if too much pressure is exerted on your child's head through the use of forceps, if their neck becomes overextended during the birth or even if they are denied oxygen for a prolonged period. All of these things can result in a brain injury, with life-changing consequences. This sort of injury can affect your child's development and his or her ability to move, learn and communicate.

If your child is injured during birth, it can be an extremely difficult thing to come to terms with, and you may be keen to seek justice for the harm done to your baby. Our page on brain injuries has further information on the steps you can take if this happens to you. An attorney may also be able to advise you on ways to seek support and remuneration for this tragic turn of events.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

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