An infant’s spinal cord may be damaged from blunt force trauma due to a difficult delivery. The higher the damage is on the spine, the more dangerous it may be—and some children may suffer lifelong conditions, such as physical or mental disabilities, as a result.
Should your physician fail to take necessary precautions to protect your baby from spinal cord injury during your pregnancy and birth, you may need to seek qualified legal help. Spinal injuries are a serious matter and any mistake made resulting in one requires serious attention. For more information concerning infant spinal injuries, talk to our experienced Baltimore birth injury attorneys at 410.951.8744.
Symptoms will vary depending on how serious a the injury is. Not all of the following symptoms will be experienced by every newborn with a spinal cord injury.
Common symptoms include:
Spinal cord injuries may be caused by a number of factors including large amounts of force during delivery, prolonged labor, an extremely high or severely low birth weight, or faulty use of forceps or a vacuum extractor.
In the most severe cases, spinal cord damage may result in paralysis, brain damage, or physical injuries that require surgery or expensive medical therapy. In other instances, the infant may make a complete recovery through the use of braces or steroids.
At Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, we take time with each and every one of our clients to learn about the circumstances surrounding their claim. By investigating medical procedure and hospital records, our attorneys work tirelessly to secure the best possible resolution for each case. Our firm draws upon years of experience and a track record of success. Join the hundreds of successful clients who have worked with our firm when you talk to a Baltimore birth injury attorney from Murphy, Falcon & Murphy.
Call 410.951.8744 today to schedule a free initial consultation.