A birth injury is an injury to a baby or mother during the birthing process. These injuries can be severe, causing mental or physical disabilities to a child who might otherwise have been completely healthy. When medical professionals’ bad decisions cause birth injuries, they are a form of medical malpractice. But because they affect newborn children, birth injuries are a particularly complicated type of legal claim, requiring attorneys to appropriately evaluate the child’s medical and personal needs over a lifetime. That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced birth injury lawyer as soon as possible after the injury.