Cephalohematoma is a condition in which a pooling of blood occurs just beneath the skull. It is usually noticeable by a raised portion of the head, which might feel soft or squishy to the touch. This condition can be dangerous, especially when it occurs in babies who have just been born. While some cases of cephalohematoma take care of themselves and disappear over time, they often require medical attention to make the swelling and pooling go away.
Complications of Cephalohematoma
Cephalohematoma can create many different kinds of complications for newborns who have this condition, especially if they are not treated properly. In fact, some of the following complications could occur:
- Skull fracture
These conditions could occur when a baby develops cephalohematoma, especially if it is not treated the way that it should be. Unfortunately, many cases of newborn cephalohematoma occur because a medical professional provided negligent and/or improper care for the baby during the birth process. When this is the case, the doctor, nurse, or other medical care provider responsible should be held accountable to the family they have negatively affected.
A child’s birth should not be clouded by a doctor’s malpractice or negligence; however, unfortunately, many families have to endure such a situation. Our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, believe in fighting for the rights and interests of those who have been unfairly put in such a situation and may have to deal with the repercussions of cephalohematoma. Call 615-277-2765 today to learn how we can help you and potentially pursue financial compensation for your losses.