When a newborn suffers an injury either during birth, shortly before, or immediately after, it is referred to as a birth injury. Complications from birth injuries can frequently last a lifetime due to the fact that the infant must now begin to develop and mature with a disability or debilitation. The only way to ensure that a birth injury does not harm a newborn is to prevent them from happening altogether, and this task requires an understanding of what causes them.
Due to the delicate nature of the brain, any number of accidents or incidents can cause someone to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), from car accidents to dangerous prescription drugs. Even a brain injury that could be considered mild in comparison to a traumatic brain injury can cause the victim to suffer lifelong consequences, such as memory or sensory loss. If left untreated or diagnosed, it is not uncommon for a TBI to result in death.