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After a Kentucky Birth Injury Know the Symptoms of Facial Paralysis

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You may have been seeing your doctor consistently for months to prepare yourself for the labor and delivery process. You may trust your doctor, but doctors can make mistakes.

What if your doctor's mistake resulted in a Northern Kentucky birth injury that caused your infant to suffer facial paralysis? While labor and delivery doctors are highly-trained, many have caused birth injuries due to their own negligent actions.

The most common facial paralysis injury newborns suffer is to the lower part of the facial nerve. This area affects the muscles around the infant's lips, and the facial weakness should be apparent when the baby cries.
Signs and Symptoms of Facial Paralysis for Newborns Includes:
  • When crying the lower face (below eyes) does not appear to be even 
  • When crying both sides of the mouth do not move down the same way
  • Eyelid on the effected side of the face does not close
  • One side of the face has no movement 
If your newborn is showing any of these signs and the hospital failed to initially notice, you need to have a doctor exam your infant for facial paralysis.

If your infant sustained a Kentucky birth injury, you may want to talk with an experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury lawyer to find out if you have a case in which you may be entitled to financial compensation for your child's injuries, medical bills, physical therapy, and more. Call the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 and schedule a free legal consultation today.
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