Infant Brain Damage

February 28, 2022
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain


Brain Injury Lawyer

Infant brain damage can occur because of problems that are related to pregnancy, labor or delivery and can cause lifelong conditions such as cerebral palsy, learning disabilities or physical paralysis, and if your infant’s brain damage was caused due to negligence in some way, you should talk to a brain injury lawyer such as the ones at John K Zaid & Associates because a brain damage lawsuit is a great way to find justice for your child.

What is Brain Damage?

Brain damage can be one of two things either acquired or congenital, and according to definition alone acquired brain damage is going to occur when one or more factors causes brain cell to die, most often caused in childbirth by oxygen deprivation, because the lack of oxygen is going to cause brain cells to die and the longer it is allowed to last, the last the more severe the damage can be because more cells have died. Illnesses in the mother can cause brain damage because it causes internal harm to the brain as well, traumatic brain injury is.

Traumatic brain injury causes some physical exertion, otherwise known as physical trauma. Any kind of trauma to the head that impacts the brain, and in childbirth, this is most often caused by negligent use of an instrument being inappropriately used involved in the birthing process.

Some of these instruments are:

  • The vacuum
  • Forceps
  • Extractors

The Consequences of Infant Brain Damage

There are many consequences to brain damage, however when you are an adult and you get brain-damage you at least had a chance to learn who you are and learn your life, and infant with brain damage has not even had a chance to learn who they are and they can have a mild to temporary or severe and permanent disability. One of the most common types of brain damage for a child to undergo is called asphyxiation, otherwise cutting off oxygen to the brain can cause lifelong disabilities, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, physical impairments and more.

Brain damage is also one cause of your child growing up with behavioral challenges, delays, physical impairments, it can be a lot of work if parents were expecting a potentially perfect child.

If the brain damage is preventable, and your child was brain-damaged by their potential negligence, you should recheck to a brain injury lawyer to discuss your case because most likely if negligence was involved, then you have a case. Going forward with a brain-damaged lawsuit against her negligent doctor who caused complications that were avoidable, is going to allow you and your family to recoup the money that you’re going to have to spend if your child has a lifelong disability, requires extra care, and more.

Reach out to a brain injury lawyer today to discuss your case and find out what is best for you.