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Epidural hematoma (also known as an extradural hematoma) is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can result in serious, life-altering developmental disorders, including cerebral palsy (CP). Epidural hematomas in babies are often caused by compression or blunt-force trauma to the skull, usually occurring shortly before or during the birthing process.
This trauma can be the result of:
- Prolonged or difficult delivery
- Prolapsed or pinched umbilical cord
- Mismanaged delivery
- Improper use of birthing instruments, such as forceps and vacuum extractors
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While blunt-force or pressure-induced trauma are the most common causes of epidural hematoma in babies, it can also be caused by a spontaneous hemorrhage, a stroke (usually the result of an infection in the amniotic fluid or maternal infertility) or a congenital defect affecting the baby’s brain or vascular system. Regardless of the cause, an epidural hematoma can cause permanent damage to the baby’s brain, resulting in serious, life-changing impairments.
If you suspect that your child has suffered a birth injury as a result of a medical mistake, please contact our in-house team of medical experts for a free, no-obligation review of your child’s medical records. With 40 years of experience representing birth victims across the country, the lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC (JJS) can help you find out what went wrong and seek the compensation you deserve.
Epidural Hematoma and Cerebral Palsy
Epidural hematoma often results in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy – though this may not occur until months or years after the initial injury. In the interim, it is essential to observe the affected child’s behavior and development for common signs and symptoms of CP, including:
- Missed developmental milestones
- Lack of coordination and inability to grasp/hold objects
- Excessive drooling
- Difficulty swallowing
- Muscle tone variations, from floppy to rigid
- Slow speech or difficulty speaking
- An extreme dependence on one side of the body
- Difficulties walking
- Difficulties interacting with the baby’s overall environment
If you believe your doctor or the medical staff may have been responsible for your child’s epidural hematoma, or if you believe they failed to treat your child’s injury properly, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the attorneys and medical experts at JJS for a free consultation. Together, we can help you get the justice you deserve.
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Our epidural hematoma lawyers have handled cases throughout the United States. Collectively, our attorneys are licensed to practice in more than 10 states, including Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. We have also been granted permission to practice in other states with court approval.
Why Chose Janet, Janet & Suggs for your Epidural Hematoma Case?
When an infant suffers an epidural hematoma at birth, whether due to a traumatic brain injury or a neonatal stroke, the consequences can be devastating. To ensure the best possible outcome for a child’s future, immediate medical intervention is crucial. But if a medical professional fails to promptly diagnose and treat these brain bleeds, the results can be deadly.
If your child suffered an epidural hematoma at birth and now has cerebral palsy, you’ll need the help of attorneys who are experienced in birth injury law. As a nationally recognized birth injury law firm with historic wins for birth injury victims throughout the country, Janet, Janet & Suggs has a track record that speaks for itself. We have dedicated our lives to protecting the rights of injured babies and their families—and we’re here to help yours.
The epidural hematoma attorneys at JJS have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injury victims, many with injuries that are both life threatening and life changing. In many cases they have endured expensive surgeries and medical procedures and may require a lifetime of treatment. We have recovered millions in compensation for victims of medical malpractice, including a $33.5 million verdict for a delayed C-section and a $24 million verdict for failure to diagnose, among others.
With medical board-certified staff, we have the knowledge and resources needed to investigate your claim, gather the necessary evidence, uncover medical errors, build a strong case and negotiate for your best interests. We are also prepared to take your case to court in order to get the best outcome for you, ensuring that you receive the compensation you need to pay ongoing medical bills and other expenses.
Our first priority is helping our clients get the compensation they need to care for themselves or their loved ones. If you or a loved one has experienced the damaging effects of preventable epidural hematoma, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help you seek the damages you deserve.