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Babies are sometimes injured during the birth process. Since the head is the first part to enter the birth canal, it experiences much of the pressure during delivery. Problems can occur as a result, including swelling and bruising, skull fractures, bleeding in the brain, nerve injuries, lack of oxygen to the baby, untreated jaundice, and other problems. While sometimes these injuries cannot be prevented, other times health-care workers miss signs of a baby's distress during delivery, don't monitor the use of Pitocin or other labor-inducing drugs, or otherwise make a mistake in the delivery room. If health-care professionals were negligent in the birthing of a child or with related care, the family would be entitled to compensation for any brain or other injury sustained as a result.