Birth injuries are a type of birth defect that occurs when something goes wrong during labor and delivery. These injuries can be very serious, and many of them leave the children with permanent disabilities. Things such as cerebral palsy, brain injury, Erb’s palsy, and other serious conditions can affect a child’s development and ability to learn, work, walk, and care for themselves in the future. If your child was injured during birth, you owe it to them to determine whether their injury was the result of medical malpractice. Under California birth injury laws, if the obstetrician or hospital committed negligence during the birth process, you have a right to file a claim against them on your child’s behalf.