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Brain injuries during childbirth are a serious risk

On Behalf of | May 31, 2017 | Brain Injuries

Even with all the marvels of modern medicine, there remain many types of injuries one can suffer during the process of childbirth. Some of the most dangerous injuries possible in childbirth are brain injuries to both the mother and the child.

If you recently gave birth to a child and worry that either you or your child suffered a brain injury, it is crucial to seek out proper medical attention. If left untreated, brain injuries can completely dismantle your life, or rewrite it indefinitely.

Understandably, this might feel difficult because the injury occurred in a medical care context. Do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of medical malpractice brain injuries to ensure that you have all the tools you need to truly pursue justice and health.

Get the help you need and want

You might find it difficult to seek medical attention from the same doctor or practice group, especially because you or your child suffered an injury at the hands of that doctor or one of his or her close associates.

In this case, you may need to seek the guidance of a different doctor who is more likely to advise you without an alternative motive.

If you feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed by this process, an experienced attorney can walk with you each step of the way to ensure that your receive the care you need to address the injury.

Know the possibilities

Two kinds of brain injuries typically occur in childbirth. Unlike a car accident or sports injury, which generally lead to impact-related brain injuries, childbirth brain injuries are almost always caused by oxygen deprivation or loss of blood flow to the brain.

Oxygen deprivation brain injuries are “hypoxic,” while injuries from loss of blood flow are “ischemic.” These injuries present very serious dangers, and can lead to permanent injuries or even death.

Because your brain controls all of your bodily functions to some degree or another, these injuries can affect literally every conceivable area of living.

A mother or child who suffers an ischemic or hypoxic injury may suffer from loss of limb control, organ function, cognitive function or all of the above. Practically speaking, this may mean that the mother, the child, or both may need assistance or special care for months, years or indefinitely.

Don’t wait to build a strong team

The reality of childbirth brain injuries is that they usually entail significant ongoing costs because of the lifestyle changes you might need to make. These costs add up quickly, and may never go away entirely.

It is always wise to seek fair compensation with the help of an experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of childbirth injuries and knows how to fight for everything you need and deserve. With proper legal guidance, you can rest assured that your rights remain secure as you fight to recover and flourish alongside the child you love.