Birth injuries can occur from damage to the developing brain before, during, or after birth. If a mother or child undergoes a traumatic childbirth experience, there is a fear of brain damage. Unless the injuries are very apparent, it may be difficult the signs of newborn brain damage.
One way to determine if brain damage occurred in your newborn is to watch for developmental milestones. Delayed or failure to reach milestones may be caused by factors other than brain damage, including, but not limited to autism and genetics. Be sure to contact a medical professional to determine a developmentally delayed diagnosis for your child.
Brain damage during childbirth can lead to various behavioral, physical and cognitive abnormalities; the effects of which can last years, if not a lifetime. It is important for parents and caregivers to understand the extent of the child’s condition to comprehend the entirety of necessary care.
If you believe you or your child has the signs of newborn brain damage as a result of a birth injury, you should speak to a lawyer to understand if you are entitled to any compensation to assist you or your child’s current and future quality of life.
There are four basic types of brain damage that may result from trauma during childbirth. Each can range from mild to severe, depending on the case and infant.
Signs of Newborn Brain Damage
Developmental Delay Symptoms
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