Brain Birth Injury
About the Investigation:
The brain is a complex organ that controls every system and process in our body. Because of this, brain injuries are some of the most devastating traumatic injuries a person can experience. The effects can be far reaching throughout the body. Brain injuries sustained by a baby during delivery can cause life-long disability, and often are the result of medical error. A brain injury to a newborn, whose brain still has so much developing and growing to do, can be especially devastating.
What Are Some Causes of Brain Birth Injury?
While doctors may claim that a brain injury suffered at birth was unavoidable, that is not always the case. Often, something that occurred during the birth leads to the brain injury, including:
• Anoxia – lack of oxygen to the brain for a period of time during birth
• Head trauma
• Delay in treatment of a condition that arises during pregnancy, such as an infection
• Placental abruption – When the placenta separates from the uterus before birth it can lead to bleeding, shock and brain damage or death.
How Does Brain Injury at Birth Affect A Child?
A child who suffers a brain injury may require specialized care for the rest of their life. These brain injuries can result in permanent disability such as cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, impaired motor skills, intellectual disabilities and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The repercussions are not just financial, but emotional as well and can be life-long.
How Can A Lawyer Help?
If your baby experienced a brain birth injury during a difficult delivery or following a pregnancy in which you experienced complications, please fill out the form on this page to have an experienced medical malpractice attorney determine whether you have a case. At Siri & Glimstad, there is never any cost upfront to you for our representation. Our attorneys will evaluate your case for free to see if you have a claim. We get paid only if we win for you!
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