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What are some common birth injuries?

Common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability among children.
  • Brachial plexus injury (Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s palsy), which is caused by trauma to a group of nerves in the shoulder. It may result in loss of function in the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers.
  • Profound brain injury.
  • Compromised function of the lungs, vision or other organs and systems.
  • Stillbirth or neonatal death.

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