The delivery of a newborn child should be a joyous occasion. Occasionally, however, a child in Alaska is injured during labor or delivery.  A birth injury to a newborn can be devastating for new parents.  Birth injuries before, during, or shortly after childbirth include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Brain damage
  • Skull fractures
  • Facial nerve injury


These injuries can be the result of improper medical care.  Some of these injuries can be due to a lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain. Others can be caused by the medical provider’s use of too much force applied to the baby’s body during birth.


After an injury to a child during labor or delivery, a parent may notice signs and symptoms which may include:

  • Swelling of the child’s head
  • Seizures
  • Asymmetrical facial movements
  • Depression or indentations in the head.


The medical professionals involved in the labor and delivery process are charged with maintaining a standard of care that helps ensure a healthy baby. Sometimes, they fail to meet this standard of care, either through their actions (for example, too much force applied at birth) or their inactions. When injuries occur through the fault of medical professionals, your child deserves to have his or her rights protected. If you find yourself in this situation, the experienced attorneys at Power & Power Law in Anchorage are here to be your child’s advocate. Give us a call today at 907-222-9990 or toll free at 833-669-9990 or click here to set up your initial consultation and put us to work helping you get the results your child deserve.