Wisconsin Brain and Spinal Damage Attorneys
During the delivery process, a baby must squeeze through the very narrow birth canal while under tremendous force from its mother. Because an infant must travel headfirst through the birth canal, the head and neck are placed under even more stress than the rest of the newborn’s body.
While this process is completely natural, it is important for doctors to monitor the infant so that its head, neck, and spine are not placed under abnormal, dangerous force. However, should the obstetrician fail in this duty to you and your child, it can result in permanent injury to your precious newborn. To begin seeking justice, contact an experienced Wisconsin brain and spinal damage lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.
Types of Brain and Spinal Damages
A baby’s skull is made up of several bones that have not yet fused, which allows the head to compress during delivery. However, these unfused plates also make the brain more susceptible to injury. Some types of head and spinal cord birth injuries include:
- Caput succedaneum
- Cerebral palsy
- Skull fractures
- Bleeding in the brain (intracranial hemorrhage)
- Nerve damage and paralysis
Sadly, these injuries can be permanent. Intracranial hemorrhage can place dangerous pressure on the delicate brain tissue. Nerve damage is typically irreparable, resulting in permanent disability.
The Risk of Hypoxia
Additionally, the brain can sustain damage if it is cut off from oxygen, a condition called hypoxia. Problems like cord compression can prevent the baby from receiving oxygen-rich blood, which starves the brain and kills important tissue. Thus, it is crucial that doctors closely monitor your baby so that they can take the necessary protective steps if your innocent child shows signs of fetal distress and hypoxia.
The birth process is naturally a stressful, strenuous experience. However, doctors and nurses can work to make the labor and delivery as safe as possible for both you and your new baby. If they fail to do so, your baby can sustain serious injuries. If your baby has been a victim of doctor negligence, contact a Wisconsin brain and spinal damage attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation with an experienced legal professional.