Is your baby experiencing seizures? Do you suspect that the seizures are caused by an injury that occurred during birth?
The lawyers at The Colleran Firm aggressively pursue compensation for birth injury claims on behalf of victims of medical malpractice. For a free consultation with a Philadelphia birth injury attorney, please contact us online.
Seizures occur when nerve cells in the brain fire faster than usual as the result of nerve damage or problems with the brain’s chemistry. Seizures may cause involuntary movements and affect normal brain function. In newborns and infants, these seizures are often subtle, but may still have significant long-term consequences. Some infants experience seizures due to errors by doctors or nurses during delivery or by negligence on the part of an ob-gyn during prenatal care.
Seizures are generally classified as either partial or generalized. In partial seizures, problems occur in only one area of one side of the brain. In generalized seizures, these problems are initially present in both sides of the brain. Seizures after birth can be caused by injuries to the brain at the time of birth, particularly when the child is deprived of oxygen, such as when cerebral palsy occurs.
If a doctor or other health care professional in the delivery room fails to properly monitor or respond to certain situations that arise during the process, newborns and birth mothers may suffer serious injuries.
We will examine medical records for evidence of labor and delivery negligence and, working with medical experts, will calculate your past and future damages for a birth injury.
If your infant has suffered from neonatal seizures , a birth injury lawyer from The Colleran Firm would be happy to discuss your options. To schedule a free consultation, please call (215) 972-8000 today.