Giving birth to a child is supposed to be the happiest day in a family's life. This is supposed to be the day that your family becomes whole, and it is supposed to be a wonderful and wondrous occasion. Unfortunately, there are situations where this incredible day is ruined by a birth injury or a medical mistake. In these cases, the physical damage can almost be surpassed by the emotional damage caused by this unfortunate incident.
Birth injuries can affect either the newborn or the mother, or even both in truly terrible situations. Sometimes, these things happen because of a freakish natural quirk -- but other times, these things happen because a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional failed to do his or her job.