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What causes brain injuries at birth?

A newborn baby is a great joy, but when something goes wrong during the delivery, it can be devastating. You may wonder how infants suffer from brain injuries during birth in Washington. While these problems are actually quite rare, they can still happen, so here is a look at some causes of brain injuries in newborns.

Collision avoidance systems and rear-end collisions

The statistics and facts do not lie when it comes to the dangers of rear-end collisions on roadways in Washington and across the country. As the National Transportation Safety Board has reported, more than half of all accidents occurring in 2012 to 2014 were rear-end crashes with 1,700 annual fatalities as a result. This is alarming because these accidents are so easily preventable. In general, the main cause is simply drivers who are not paying attention to what is happening on the road before them.

The prevalence of medical misdiagnosis

Many people in Seattle and across Washington visit emergency rooms and outpatient clinics seeking a medical diagnosis and treatment from healthcare professionals. People trust these knowledgeable professionals to help them in their time of medical need. However, what people do not consider is the fact that physicians, nurses and surgeons work long hours in chaotic environments, and as a result, may give patients the wrong diagnosis regarding their medical conditions.

What is Erb’s palsy?

If your baby shows signs of weakness in one arm after birth, he or she may be suffering from Erb’s palsy. This is a birth injury that may occur most often in difficult deliveries in Washington. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Erb’s palsy most often happens when the neck of the infant is stretched too far to the side.

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