Infant Brain Damage
Use Birth Injury Guide to Find the Best Lawyer for Your Birth Injury Case
After taking care of the health of you and your baby for months, you depend on the medical team handling your delivery to bring your child into this world safely. When something goes wrong and your baby is left with brain damage, parents find themselves living their worst nightmares.
If your child is struggling with a brain injury, help is available. Physicians, midwives, and other medical professionals have a duty to protect the health of mother and child during the labor process. When they fail to follow protocol, things go wrong and injuries that shouldn’t have happened in the first place end up changing lives. If your child experienced brain damage during birth, a birth injury attorney can fight to help you secure the funds needed to give your child the future he or she deserves.
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Infant Brain Damage Causes & Symptoms
A variety of issues before, during, and after delivery can cause infant brain damage. One of the most common causes of brain damage for infants is oxygen deprivation. Problems with respiratory function, early separation of the placenta, low blood pressure, and other factors can cause a child to experience oxygen deprivation. Additionally, oxygen deprivation may accompany physical issues such as cephalopelvic disproportion injury.
Another common source of infant brain damage is jaundice. Kernicterus is a specific kind of brain damage caused by excessive bilirubin in the blood that moves into brain tissue. Excessive bilirubin in the blood is also known as jaundice, a condition that causes visible yellowing in the skin and eyes. Many infants are born with jaundice, but if a doctor fails to monitor its progression properly, severe brain damage may occur.
The process of oxygen deprivation causes damage to the brain cells. Prolonged oxygen deprivation may kill or damage enough brain cells to cause permanent damage to the child’s ability to develop cognitively or physically.
Symptoms displayed by infants with brain damage include the following:
- Difficulty focusing eyes
- Large foreheads
- Stiff muscles
- Smaller heads
- Trouble sleeping while laying down
- Issues feeding
- Spastic movement
Infants with brain damage face developmental obstacles as they grow. Parents may not be aware that their child has brain damage until important milestones like self-feeding, speaking, and basic abilities to be independent do not develop. In some cases, an infant can recover from brain damage through therapy, surgery, medication, and other treatments. Brain damage can be permanent and represents a new challenge for families, and the cost of treating brain damage is often too high for families to afford.
We Are Ready to Help You Find an Infant Brain Damage Attorney
If a doctor or healthcare provider harmed your child’s future, then they need to be held financially responsible for the cost of recovery. If your family is struggling financially from medical bills, lost time at work, and other issues, a lawyer can fight for the money you need to take care of your child and secure your family’s future.
Many families incorrectly think that they can’t afford the help of a birth injury attorney. However, these lawyers only collect contingency fees. That means clients only pay their attorney if they win their cases. Contingency fees mean that a family can obtain help from top attorneys regardless of their financial situation.
Don’t let medical malpractice go unanswered. Find a birth injury attorney today by filling out our form or calling (844) 243-9993.
When a baby is disproportionately large relative to the due date or the size of the mother.
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.
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.
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.