If your infant is experiencing a lack of muscle control, it could be a sign of a serious medical condition. It is best to contact your pediatrician right away to ensure there is not an underlying issue. If you suspect your child has a condition that went undiscovered at the time of birth, you may be entitled to compensation for the medical expenses and pain and suffering you are enduring as a result of the complication.
Common Causes of Infant Lack of Muscle Control
A number of different conditions can cause a lack of muscle control in your infant. They range in severity, and for some, the ability to recognize and treat them is crucial. Some common causes of infant lack of muscle control include:
- Brain damage: possibly a result of oxygen deprivation
- Muscular dystrophy: A genetic disorder of the muscles
- Cerebral palsy: A group of neurological disorders
- Myokymia (twitching): A common problem most people experience at some point that goes away within hours or days
- Bell’s Palsy: Facial muscle weakness or paralysis that results from damage to the cranial nerve
- Hypotonia: It means decreased muscle tone and can be a condition on its own or an indication of another problem
The majority of these conditions should have been detected at birth. If they went undiagnosed, they have likely caused your family significant pain and suffering. You may be entitled to damages related to your child’s undiscovered diagnosis. Contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529 to be connected with an attorney for infant lack of muscle control in your state for a free, no-risk consultation.
Types of Damages You May Recover
Every medical malpractice case is unique, so we cannot make any estimates about what damages you will be able to recover as a result of your lawsuit. However, some of the damages that families in birth injury cases are able to recover include:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance rides, hospital stays, medical treatment, doctor’s examinations, medication, and therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
How a Lawyer Can Impact Your Claim
We understand the extreme emotional pain you are experiencing related to your child’s misdiagnosed or undiagnosed condition. Let us handle the burden of pursuing damages related to your medical malpractice claim while you focus on taking care of your child.
Some of the specific ways that a birth injury lawyer can help your claim include:
- Investigating and gathering evidence to support your claim
- Establishing liability
- Finding a medical expert who can testify in court about the negligence involved in your case
- Negotiating with insurance companies to recover damages to the fullest extent of your child’s injuries
- Pursuing damages at trial if a settlement cannot be reached
For a free, no-obligation review of your case, contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 or fill out the form on this page for a callback. We will connect you with a birth injury lawyer in your state who is ready to help.