Infant Paralysis Injuries
Compassionate, Experienced Louisville Birth Injury Attorneys Since 1986
No parent wishes to see his or her child in pain, especially if that pain or injury is prolonged or permanent. Unfortunately, parents across the United States and beyond are tasked with the difficult challenge of caring for a child with infant paralysis. Infant paralysis occurs when a baby loses function or feeling in part of their body, either permanently or temporarily. In some cases, paralysis may only extend to a limb, or the lower half of the body, while in extreme cases, it can cause paralysis of the entire body. Depending on the scope of the injury, the resulting impact can be quite extreme physically, emotionally, and financially.
If your child experienced infant paralysis, you might be wondering how it happened, and why. In some cases, the reason is as simple as it is terrible: negligence. If a medical care provider is negligent or makes a mistake while providing infant or prenatal care, their actions can cause an illness or injury that results in infant paralysis. If you think negligence might have caused your child’s injury, we want to hear from you.
Why Choose Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC?
At our firm, we give each case the time and attention it deserves. When clients come to us with Kentucky birth injury stories, we use our ample resources to build a solid case based on medical evidence and a personalized legal strategy. We have an in-house medical staff, so you can rest easy knowing we’ll use capable resources to find out what happened to cause your son or daughter’s injury. We are a results-driven, compassionate firm, and we’ve obtained more than $500 million in compensation during our 50+ years in practice. If you need help, we’re here for you.
What Causes Infant Paralysis?
Infant paralysis may be caused by any number of illnesses, injuries, or medical conditions. Many birth injuries occur as the result of oxygen deprivation, which can cause major brain damage and may lead to cerebral palsy, and infant paralysis is no exception. In fact, any type of head trauma or brain injury may result in partial or full paralysis. Spinal injuries are also a major cause of infant paralysis, as are infections and nerve injuries.
The following conditions and injuries can cause infant paralysis:
- Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Brain trauma
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
- Incorrect use of forceps, vacuum, and other birth instruments
- Plexus root injuries
- Poliomyelitis (Polio)
- Spinal injuries
Detecting a paralysis injury might not be obvious, and in some cases the symptoms may be slight and can increase over time. If your infant shows a lack of muscle control or poor motor skills you should see a doctor with your concerns. However, the symptoms may differ depending on the type of paralysis your infant is experiencing. In cases of facial paralysis, your child may drool excessively and one half of their face may remain slack. However, in cases of arm paralysis due to a brachial plexus injury, you might notice that your young infant favors one arm and is unable to sit up or rollover at the standard age. In any case, if your child suffered a birth injury and you notice any odd behavior or symptoms, see a pediatrician and discuss your concerns.
Let Our Team Help You
Our Louisville attorneys at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC have handled countless birth injuries, including those dealing with illnesses and injuries that can cause infant paralysis. We understand how devastating these types of situations can be for families, and we want to step in and provide you with the guidance and support you need.
Contact Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC today to discuss your case with our Louisville infant paralysis injury lawyers.
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