Nice resource published by WebMD detailing different kinds of birth injuries and their causes. Injuries to an infant that occur from mechanical forces(i.e. compression or traction), are categorized as birth trauma. Significant birth injury continues to plague our society and occurs 6-8 times per 1,000 births. A child's birth should be a happy and glorious time for families. My sympathies go out to anyone who has suffered from this kind tragedy.