Medical malpractice can have many terrible results, especially when it happens during the birth of a child, as this can cause a serious birth injury to an infant. One such birth injury that may affect an innocent newborn and, as a result, his or her family is facial paralysis. This condition results in the inability of an infant to move or control part of its face and can permanently affect a baby’s life. Although treatments are available for this condition, they may not fully treat the condition, in addition to being extremely expensive and beyond the financial means of many.
Causes of Facial Paralysis
Facial paralysis can be caused by a number of different acts of negligence on the behalf of a medical practitioner. Some common ways this traumatic birth injury can be caused by a medical professional include:
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper use of anesthesia
- Inducing labor too early
- Aggressive handling of the infant during birth
These factors could significantly increase the chances that an innocent baby suffers from facial paralysis. Sadly, many cases of facial paralysis in newborns could have easily been prevented if the care provider had acted more responsibly and carefully.
Parents having to deal with the repercussions of their baby having facial paralysis might be suffering both emotionally and financially because of this situation. However, if a medical practitioner was negligent or careless in the delivery of your baby, leading to the development of facial paralysis, then our attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, may be able to help you hold this party responsible. To learn more such legal option and how it can help you and your family, contact us at 615-277-2765.