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Brain Hematoma In Birth Deliveries

Infant brain hematoma? Delivery devices such as a vacuum may cause fatal or serious complications to the baby. The FDA reports that vacuum extraction devices have caused 12 deaths and 9 serious injuries in the past four years in newborns. The use of vacuum extraction delivery devices have increased from 3.5 percent to 5.9 percent in new deliveries. The concern is that birth injury statistics show birth traumas are on the rise in hospitals.

Did the doctor deliver a diagnosis that the baby has subgaleal hematoma? Contact our Birth Trauma Lawyers for help in brain hematoma injury cases.

Some signs of brain hematoma include:

  • Diffuse head swelling
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Pallor
  • Hypotension
  • Tachycardia
  • Increased of respiration rate

When a vacuum assisted delivery on infants is not reported, it should be. These types of delivery procedures need adequate monitoring for symptoms and signs of related delivery device injuries that occur, such as brain hematoma. This dangerous condition posse a risk for potential brain hematoma and the possibility of life threatening hemorrhaging.

Neonatal Subgaleal Hematoma Study -Rreported by National Institution of Health:

Infants who developed subgaleal hematoma from an instrumental delivery study showed the following:

  • 17 of 34 - 50%: subarachnoid hemorrhage

The remaining except 3 out of the 34, developed these problems:

  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Intraparenchymal hemorrhage
  • Subdural hemorrhage
  • Skull fracture
  • Depressed fractures

Reporting to the FDA on adverse events is required by federal law. The Safe Medical Devices Act requires hospitals and facilities to report serious illnesses, injuries and deaths associated with the use of any medical devices. The vacuum pump use to assist in birth delivery was reported as a device that causes death and injuries to newborns.

Did the doctor delivery a diagnosis that the baby has subgaleal hematoma? Contact our Birth Trauma Lawyers for help in brain hematoma injury cases.


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Seventh Cranial Nerve Palsy can be a result of Birth Trauma.

During the birthing process, damage to the facial nerve can occur. This can cause paralysis on the side of the face that the damaged nerve is located at. In severe cases, the entire side of the baby's face can be completely paralyzed.

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Serious injuries can occur during breech deliveries.

Some birth injuries are so severe that they can cause death to the baby. The most severe birth injuries include spleen ruptures, liver ruptures, fracture dislocation of the cervical spine and intracranial hemorrhaging.

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Other common birth injuries include Brachial Plexus injuries.

A brachial plexus injury occurs when damage is done to the brachial plexus and paralysis occurs; the brachial plexus is a network of nerves that affect the arm, hand, and shoulder.

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