A brain hemorrhage happens when blood breaks free of vessels in the brain and flows into the brain tissue. This can cause permanent brain damage and disability to your newborn child. It can even be fatal. If this has happened to your child, you owe it to you and them to see if malpractice caused it.
Seek compensation by contacting the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. We have newborn brain hemorrhage attorneys in Chandler, AZ, ready to listen to your story. Your doctors may owe you significant compensation for the injury or death of your child from a brain hemorrhage.
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Signs of a Brain Hemorrhage in a Newborn
Babies cannot communicate that they’re experiencing a health problem, so it’s up to parents and doctors to know the signs of a brain hemorrhage. Some of the warning signs of an infant brain hemorrhage include:
- Dilated pupils
- Intense headaches which cause unusual crying
- A rigid neck
- Disorientation or confusion
- An inability to concentrate
- Poor coordination
- Light sensitivity
- Weakness on one side of the body
- Hearing and vision problems
- Cerebral palsy
The symptoms will be different depending on the part of the brain affected by the hemorrhage and the type of hemorrhage. None of them are good. A brain hemorrhage is an emergency condition. Brain bleeding can kill an infant easily.
When blood cannot flow through the vessels in the brain, oxygen cannot reach downstream from the break. This causes cell death in the affected areas. Also, blood gathering around the brain increases pressure in the skull, killing more cells. Once the cells are dead, people lose the functions those cells provided.
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How Newborn Brain Hemorrhages Are Caused
A direct injury to the skull is the most common way a newborn brain hemorrhage happens. They can also happen because of a misdiagnosis, an infection, improper medication for the mother, or prolonged birth.
Forceps and vacuum deliveries can cause traumatic head injuries, including hemorrhages, if they’re used incorrectly. In cases of infection, prolonging a natural birth rather than removing the child with a cesarean for treatment may lead to a hemorrhage.
Pregnant women and infants put their health in the hands of medical professionals. We trust them to do their jobs correctly. When they don’t, accidents happen and lives are ruined. It’s our job as birth injury lawyers to help families recover financially after a malpractice incident.
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Seeking Compensation for Your Newborn’s Brain Hemorrhage
Brain bleeding kills in over 30% of cases and almost always causes lasting symptoms of brain damage. Our lawyers will help you seek compensation for damages, including wrongful death damages, if your child suffers a brain hemorrhage. Your compensation may include:
- The cost of medical care related to the injury, past and future, including caregivers
- The cost of alternative education
- Pain and suffering inflicted on the child and the mother
- The cost of psychological care to help you recover
- Lost wages that occurred because you had to care for your child
A newborn brain hemorrhage affects more than your baby. It’s also a traumatic experience for parents, and you may need to seek care to help you process it. This is especially true in tragic cases of wrongful death.
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How do I Win My Child’s Case?
First, you need to have the services of an experienced malpractice attorney like the team at Birth Injury Lawyers Group. Once you have one, they can start working to prove the four things necessary to win a medical negligence case. These are:
- Proving that the person you’re suing was your doctor or otherwise had a duty of care for you and your child.
- Showing that person acted negligently beyond the standards of care for their profession.
- Demonstrating that the negligent act contributed to your newborn’s brain hemorrhage.
- Establishing that the injury caused losses to your child and possibly you as well.
Hiring a lawyer does more than put legal expertise in your hands. It also frees up your time to care for your child while your lawyer handles the problem of compensation. Brain hemorrhages are expensive to care for, and insurers will work hard to pay as little as they can. Don’t face them alone.
What Else Will My Lawyer Do?
Lawyers also give their clients peace of mind about their legal situation. Without one, insurers and defendants will attempt to contact you to make a deal, and probably a poor one for you. Once you have a lawyer, you can have them do all the talking while you focus on caring for your baby.
You’ll also receive advice about your legal options and how to protect yourself from claims from the opposition that damage your case. You’d be surprised at some things defendants have accused plaintiffs about to lower the amount they have to pay.
Our Chandler newborn brain hemorrhage attorneys will also listen to your story with compassion and understanding. We’ve helped many victims of birth injuries and know how hard it is to care for a child with medical difficulties. We also can connect you with mental health resources to help you care for yourself, and you can claim those costs in your claim.
Start Working with a Brain Hemorrhage Attorney Today
We have newborn brain hemorrhage lawyers in Chandler, AZ, ready to listen to your story with one phone call to the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. Your infant needs specialized care after a brain hemorrhage. We can help you pay for it if malpractice caused your case.
Find out if it was by contacting us by email or by phone. All consultations are free and with no obligation. You owe it to your child to explore all of your legal options. Call today.
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