Brain Damaged Infants

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birth injuriesOne of the most traumatic experiences is when a mother gives birth to a brain damaged infant.

Unfortunately medical malpractice and/or negligence can result in an infant being born with brain damage.

In these cases it is important to retain the services of an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice and neglect.

An experienced attorney will be able to assess the facts of the situation and offer a professional opinion regarding whether or not they believe the medical care staff were responsible.

First thing to address is whether or not the any infection or illness of the mother could have contributed to the condition. These include infections such as herpes simplex, group Strep B, and toxoplasmosis.

If the mother had one of these infections and her medical care team failed to test and diagnose the illness before time of delivery, the family may have a very good chance at winning a medical malpractice suit. For example, women who have the Herpes virus are often given cesarean sections, to ensure that he child is not contaminated.

However, if the medical team allowed the mother to give birth while during an outbreak, and the child contracted the illness, there is clearly a sign of medical negligence.

Other medical conditions that may cause a child to be brain damaged include untreated high blood pressure and use of illegal drugs and prescription drugs.