Champaign Brain and Spinal Damage Lawyers
A physician’s negligent handling of a pregnancy or delivery can cause serious injury to a child’s nervous system. In particular, the young child’s brain and spine may sustain catastrophic damage. This can interfere with the development of many basic functions, ranging from motor skills to cognitive capacity. A child is likely to require ongoing medical and therapeutic treatments throughout his or her entire life, and parents should not be left to foot the bill when a doctor or another medical professional’s negligence is to blame.
For additional information regarding your legal options as a parent after a birth injury, contact the Champaign brain and spinal damage lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today.
Injuries to the Brain and Spine
In some cases, a doctor may need to deliver a child by putting an unusual amount of pressure on the child’s head and neck. Specifically, deliveries using tools such as a vacuum or forceps can lead to an elevated degree of strain on an infant’s head. The following issues may occur as a result of this brain and spine trauma:
- Loss of motor skills
- Loss of muscle tone
- Learning disorders
- Language disorders
- Inability to process certain types of senses such as sight and sound
The treatment process for a brain or spine injury can prove intensive. These injured children often require several major treatments throughout their first couple years to improve the function of the body later in life.
If your child has suffered because of a negligent physician, there may be legal action available against that doctor. To discuss your options further with an experienced advocate, contact the Champaign brain and spinal damage attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 today.