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Bleeding in the Brain: A Deadly Birth Injury

Instead of getting up in the middle of the night for feedings and diaper changes, many parents face sleepless nights, but for an entirely different reason.  They are worried that their child might never fully recover from his or her serious birth injury.  Birth injuries can change everything and make the future look bleak.

One of the most frightening brain injuries is bleeding in the brain, also known as intracranial hemorrhage.  This type of birth trauma is the result of a ruptured blood vessel within the skull.   While premature infants are more susceptible to intracranial hemorrhage, it can happen to any child.

Causes of Bleeding in the Brain
Intracranial hemorrhage can be caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood or an inadequate blood flow to the brain.  The question that often lingers, though, is how could either of these things have taken place?  There are a multitude of factors that can lead to problems during birth, including:

  • C-section that was delayed
  • Poor monitoring of the baby
  • Prolonged labor and delivery
  • Baby was in the birth canal for too long

Many of the above scenarios can occur when a doctor is negligent and doesn’t take the appropriate actions at the appropriate times.

If your child has suffered a serious birth injury, such as brain damage or bleeding in the brain, you need to talk with someone who has a history of representing birth injury cases.  At the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson, we have an extensive background in birth injury claims.  In fact, we have been helping families in Kentucky and Ohio for over 35 years.

For a free case evaluation with an experienced and knowledgeable Northern Kentucky birth injury lawyer, contact us today at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.  We will be with you every step of the way as you take action to hold the doctor liable for his or her mistakes.

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