Any injury that an infant suffers during birth may be referred to as a birth injury. An infant may suffer or acquire such injuries at any stage of the birthing process including during delivery by medical practitioners. If a child suffers injury during birth, medical negligence could be the cause.
It is very important to remember that the baby is extremely vulnerable to any physical injury and the doctor must proceed carefully. Often, forceps used during childbirth may lead to permanent brain and head injury. Cerebral palsy is one of the most prominent examples of birth injuries in Connecticut.