Texas Infant Brain Damage Attorneys

Infant Brain Damage

Help For Victims Of Medical Malpractice

Brain injuries can change the lives of victims and their families forever. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that many brain injuries could have been prevented, and are the result of negligence. If your child has suffered brain damage at birth, you may have legal grounds to make a claim for damages.

What is Infant Brain Damage?

Infants are at a heightened risk for brain damage injuries as their skulls aren’t completely formed yet. Even the smallest accident or medical mistake can cause serious, lifelong damage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, brain injuries are the leading cause of death or disabilities for children in the United States.

What Causes Infant Brain Damage?

Infant Brain Damage can happen at any time during pregnancy, during the delivery period, or after birth. Head trauma during birth and shortly after is one of the leading reasons for baby brain damage, and is often caused my medical negligence. Oxygen deprivation and loss of blood flow to the brain may lead to brain damage. This can be caused by:

  • Placental eruptions
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Physical trauma suffered during labor and delivery
  • Issues with the umbilical cord
  • Jaundice

Brain damage can also be caused by maternal infections, specifically preeclampsia, and intrauterine infections. When left untreated, these illnesses can cause Infant Brain Damage.

Symptoms of Infant Brain Damage

There are a variety of indicators that suggest an infant has suffered brain damage. The symptoms vary according to each infant, as well as the severity of the injury. Typical signs and symptoms include:

  • Unusually shaped spine
  • Abnormally large forehead
  • Seizures within the first 24 to 48 hours.
  • Neck stiffness
  • Difficulties focusing the eyes
  • Tone and reflex abnormalities, such as hypotonia (baby is limp and floppy) and hypertonia (baby is stiff or spastic)
  • Apnea
  • High, or low blood sugar
  • Low blood pressure

Medical Expenses You May Incur

Every Infant Brain Damage case is different, and every child will require different degrees of care depending on the severity of their complications. Some brain injuries may require immediate medical treatment, so there will be up-front expenses, and your child will likely heal without permanent damage. However, if your child’s brain damage is more severe, the injury may be long-lasting, which could result in a lifetime of expenses for adaptive equipment, in-home care, institutionalization, and other unforeseen costs. Expenses commonly associated with severe Infant Brain Damage include:

  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • X-rays and CT scans
  • Psychiatric support
  • Speech therapy
  • Medication

What An Experienced Infant Brain Damage Attorney Can Do For You

If your child has suffered a brain injury or has birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy, the award-winning attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm can help. We offer honest answers and dedicated advocacy for victims of brain injuries and their families throughout the region and statewide. We will fight to obtain the maximum compensation available for the injuries suffered. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.  We are available 24/7 to speak with you about your potential case.

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