Lawyers for Pediatric Strokes During Delivery – More Inside
A stroke refers to a medical event caused by the cutting off of oxygen and blood flow to brain tissue. The brain is heavily reliant on oxygen to operate optimally, and any form of interruption of the same can quickly start off a cascade of events that lead to brain cell death, the release of cytokines and the permanent loss of brain function in some areas. When children are born, the difficulties faced during labor and delivery can put undue strain on the child, predisposing them to pediatric stroke. This is a rare event, and should it happen, parents and loved ones must suspect an element of negligence and malpractice. Fetal strokes usually occur before birth, and those that happen right after birth are referred to neonatal strokes. All in all, a stroke can lead to developmental conditions such as cerebral palsy, and we would love to help you get the justice and compensation you and your family deserves if this is something that occurred in the delivery room with the birth of your child.
Are you looking for a birth injury baby stroke lawyer? The experienced birth injury attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of experience helping thousands of people, and it would be an honor to extend this experience to you in order to get you some form of closure as well as compensation that will help when it comes to providing long-term care for your child. Please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. What’s more, is that we work on contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t charge you anything until your case is fully resolved, and we have successfully recovered compensation on your behalf. To speak with one of our experienced birth injury lawyers, please call (773) 825-3605 NOW to learn more about your legal options. Serving the loved ones of children who suffered strokes during delivery countrywide.
Here are the two main types of strokes:
- Ischemic stroke – This happens when an artery in the brain is blocked by a blood clot. This may be due to the aggressive use of forceps or a vacuum extractor in order to get the baby out of the birth canal
- Hemorrhagic stroke – This type of stroke happens due to the rupture of blood vessels in the brain, and when it comes to a delivery scenario, may be caused by the overuse or aggressive use of forceps or a vacuum extractor by the physician
In addition to strokes, babies may also go on to suffer seizures which have been shown to cause further brain damage and injury. It is important for doctors to monitor babies who may be at an increased risk for stroke in order to prevent seizures from happening, which can cause further brain cell death, leading to cerebral palsy.
Here are the risk factors that predispose a baby to stroke:
- Oxygen deprivation during delivery due to being left in the birth canal for too long
- Gestational diabetes
- Placental abruption or the detachment of the placenta before birth
- Blunt force trauma to the baby’s head during delivery
- The presence of blood clots
- The mother hemorrhaging during delivery
Lawyers for Pediatric Strokes – Call Us Today!
Doctors are duty bound by a legal and medical tenet or principle called standard of care which is a level of medical care they must provide in a uniform manner to all their patients. Should they breach this standard of care, and via negligence cause your child to suffer strokes before and after birth, you may be able to sue the physician and the hospital. Want to know more? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.