Skull Fractures in Childbirth
Information from a Compassionate Atlanta Birth Injury Lawyer
During childbirth and the early stages of life, a child's head is in
a formative stage and extremely sensitive to trauma. Unfortunately, this
makes their skulls vulnerable to fractures, which can have lasting consequences
for the child's health and development. When these kind of
injuries are inflicted during childbirth, where every consideration should be made
to ensure the safety of the child, then those responsible need to answer
for their negligence.
If your child has suffered a skull fracture during the delivery process,
then it is time to assess your legal options. Our dedicated Atlanta birth
injury attorney can
review your case at no cost.
Common Causes & Side Effects of Skull Fractures
In cases of emergency deliveries, undue pressure can be placed on a newborn's
head and a fracture can occur. However, there other cases in which vacuum
extractors, forceps, and other medical equipment can cause this injury
during routine deliveries. In rarer cases, a drop in the delivery room
can also cause a fracture.
Depending on the severity of the fracture, its effects can vary. All of
them, however, have potential to create long-lasting consequences.
Common effects of childbirth skull fractures include:
- Developmental issues
- Internal bleeding
Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. is Ready to Stand With You
For more than 60 years, our birth injury attorneys in Atlanta have been
helping families suffering from childbirth injuries cope with the damages,
find answers, and hold any liable parties responsible in court. We understand
how emotionally devastating these kinds of injuries can be and are well-versed
in structuring appropriate, comprehensive claims to make sure families
and children affected have their voices heard.