Parents of newborns are quick to ask whether something happening during the birth process that caused harm to their child. Sometimes, there are signs that are a reasonable cause for concern. Of course, there are also instances where we fear for our children without a lot of foundation.
Ground Zero for Concern
The most reasonable cause of concern for parents of a newborn with a birth injury is if they were told that their child suffered a loss of oxygen. Birth injury cases have a lot of different fact patterns. But, the most common thread is oxygen deprivation during the birthing process. If you are told that your child was deprived of oxygen for any significant period of time, there is a reason to fear a birth injury that could impact your child. Still, it does not mean that your child suffered any injury.