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When a baby experiences a lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain during delivery, doctors may utilize head cooling to prevent serious brain damage. Head cooling is a process that utilizes the body’s reaction to cold temperatures. The process causes hypothermia and forces a child’s brain cells to slow or stall. By doing this, doctors hope to prevent these cells from being destroyed, preserving the infant’s ability to develop neurologically.

Medical professionals use head cooling when they suspect that something has gone wrong during the labor process. If you suspect that doctors used head cooling because of a serious mistake made during the delivery of your child, there’s a way to hold them accountable. The Birth Injury Guide database is designed to help people just like you find experienced and accomplished attorneys to help them pay for their child’s medical needs.

To find the best birth injury attorney near you, call us today at (844) 243-9993. You may also fill out our simple online form.

When Is Head Cooling Used?

Medical professionals use head cooling when they suspect that the brain has been severely deprived of blood or oxygen during delivery. Notably, head cooling is used when hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or a shortage of oxygen to the brain, is suspected before, during, or after birth. The process slows down the process that causes cells to die and helps preserve them to prevent further brain damage.

Researchers have shown that this technique works in specific instances. However, researchers are still determining the effectiveness of head cooling. Because head cooling is experimental, its use is often a sign that doctors are doing everything possible to preserve a baby’s cognitive function after a difficult delivery. Frequently, accidents happen when a medical staff fails to act properly in the delivery room. If you suspect that your baby’s need for head cooling was a result of medical malpractice, every second counts when seeking legal help.

Rely on Birth Injury Guide for Your Medical Malpractice Attorney Search

Birth Injury Guide knows that these times are difficult for parents. When the uncertainty of your child’s health issues replaces the joy of birth, parents deserve answers. We make sure families know that they can obtain the best legal representation regardless of their economic status. Our database of attorneys will not just help you find an attorney—it will help you find the best attorney for your baby’s future.

It’s vital to remember that hiring a birth injury attorney costs you nothing upfront. Birth injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they cover all the costs of your case for you. Their fee comes out of your eventual verdict or settlement, so they only collect if you win. The best birth injury attorney in the country costs you the same as any other, so there’s no point in hiring less than the best.

Fill out our form or call us today at (844) 243-9993 to help secure your family's future. Get answers and learn your options in a free case consultation today!

Common Risk Factors that Lead to Birth Injuries

If you experienced one of these issues during birth and your child is showing symptoms, you might have a case. Call (844) 243-9993 today.
  • Larger Babies

    When a baby is disproportionately large relative to the due date or the size of the mother.  

  • Premature Birth

    Babies born prior to 37 Weeks are at a heightened risk of birth injury and often have complicated medical problems. 

  • Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

    Size and/or shape of mother's pelvis was not adequate for baby to be born vaginally.

  • Hypoxia

    Occurs when a baby is deprived of oxygen to it's brain, before, during or after delivery. This can lead to a variety of severe brain injuries. 

  • Prolonged Labor

    Labors lasting longer than 20+ hours can cause HIE, cerebral palsy, infection, sepsis, meningitis and many other issues to the baby. 

  • Abnormal Birth Position

    Babies born face first, feet first or buttocks first are at risk as the baby could become stuck in the birth canal. 

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