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Laryngeal nerve trauma during birth

Children in New York may experience some degree of trauma during the process of birth. There is also a possibility that conditions in the womb may have caused damage to the nascent child. Birth trauma is expressed in many forms, but one common symptom of natural birth trauma and medical errors during delivery can be injury to the laryngeal nerve.

The laryngeal nerve is a critical nerve that runs down the throat. The infant may find themselves in a position in the womb that twists their neck and then puts pressure on it, or they may encounter a sharp twisting motion as they are brought through the birth canal. This can stretch and damage the nerve.

Disturbance of this nerve can lead to difficulty swallowing or breathing. It is also the reason for the hoarseness in the cries of many newborn children, and severe trauma can lead to vocal cord paralysis. Direct inspection of the affected area by a medical professional is recommended, as there are several causes that could lead to these symptoms. The situation usually resolves itself within four to six weeks, but the injury can sometimes take much longer to heal.

A medical error during pregnancy or delivery error may result in serious harm to the infant and deep emotional disturbance to the parents. They have the right to seek legal redress from any parties that caused their family harm, and they may be able to request reasonable financial compensation for the economic injuries they have suffered. It may be advantageous to consult with an attorney for ways to enumerate the harm, which may help they recover the costs in a medical malpractice suit.

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