For many mothers, giving birth is the most amazing experience they will
have. They are bringing a new life into the world. Unfortunately, these
situations can be a bit more stressful when something goes wrong. Perhaps
the baby has been deprived of oxygen or compressed in the birth canal
for an extended period of time. This can lead to traumatic brain injuries
at birth. There are symptoms that you may look out for to determine if
your child suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Whether the injury was minor such as a hematoma or fracture, or severe
such as seizures, it is important to determine the exact cause of the
injury. These types of injuries can also be caused by the excessive use
of forceps during delivery. Whatever the cause, this type of injury can
affect your child’s life forever, as well as both parents.
Traumatic brain injuries cause more than just the physical damage. Plenty
of families feel the emotional and financial effects for many years to
come due to special equipment, medical bills, lost wages for time that
the parents must take off of work, ongoing surgeries, and more. MRIs,
CT scans, and EEGs can all be used to check for traumatic brain injuries.
These may find some serious conditions such as brain hemorrhages or bleeding
on the brain.
Whether you are dealing with the costs of long-term medical care or the
emotional hardships stemming from the injury of your child, it is important
to seek legal counsel. You may be able to receive compensation for a doctor’s
oversight or negligent actions if they caused the traumatic brain injury
at birth. Hiring a skilled Oregon personal injury lawyer can go a long
way to helping you recover the money you need to cover the related damages.
Call Paulson Coletti today to get started.