Child Birth Complication

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About 1 in every 1,000 deliveries in the United States results in a brain defect complication to the child. A lot of the time, it is the doctor's negligence during a delivery complication that causes a defect to the child's brain. Other times, it can be something that the doctor should have caught beforehand in order to prevent this tragedy. An attorney can help if your child is suffering from a birth defect due to a medical professional's negligence. Brain damage can be caused by a child birth complication.

Common causes of brain defects during birth complication include:

  • Bleeding inside the brain due to improper delivery
  • Infection during pregnancy not detected by doctor
  • Lack of oxygen due to improper delivery
  • Jaundice

While some of the above factors may not directly be the fault of the doctor, a doctor may  have failed to detect certain warning signs or take preventative measures in order to avoid such a complication. For example,  premature babies are at risk for birth defects, and while there may not be much a doctor  can do - it is their job to monitor and care for the child the best they possibly can  while monitoring for jaundice. Failure to do so in a timely manner can result in dangerously high levels of bilirubin which can lead to brain damage. Get legal help from a local birth defect attorney today.

Some of the many signs that a baby may have brain damage delivery complication include the following:

  • Getting into unusual positions when being held
  • Slow development
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems

Very low blood sugar is another common cause of brain damage in newborns. A doctor can test for neonatal hypoglycemia which can possibly reduce the chances of the child becoming brain damaged. The doctor's failure to take the necessary tests to make sure everything is normal can result in devastation. Brain damage in a newborn can not only lead to life altering consequences, it may lead to death. An attorney can assist you if your child was affected by any type of birth defect.

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