Chicago Bleeding in the Brain Attorney
Parents should never have to learn that their newborn has suffered a serious brain bleed because of a doctor’s negligence or because of the careless behavior of another healthcare provider. Yet bleeding in the brain is a relatively common type of birth injury, and it can result in serious harm to a new baby. The severity of a brain bleed will depend upon the type of brain bleed, where the bleeding has occurred, and how quickly the bleeding can be treated. If your newborn suffered a bleeding in the brain injury and you believe a healthcare provider’s negligence may have been the cause of the injury, it is important to speak with a Chicago bleeding in the brain attorney as soon as possible about filing a birth injury lawsuit.
What is Bleeding in the Brain in Chicago?
Bleeding in and around the brain of a newborn can occur as a result of birth injuries, illnesses, and blood clotting problems, according to Merck. When a baby is born prematurely, the risk of bleeding in the brain increases. When a birth injury involves an injury to the baby’s head that leads to bleeding in the brain, the injury is frequently described as a hematoma or a hemorrhage. A hematoma is a head injury that “causes blood to accumulate within the brain or between the brain and the skull.”
Different Types of Chicago Brain Bleeds in Newborns
Merck identifies the following as types of brain bleeds that can result from trauma due to a birth injury:
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is bleeding that happens “below the innermost of the two membranes that cover the brain,” and Merck reports that it is “the most common type of intracranial hemorrhage in newborns”;
- Subdural hemorrhage, which is a type of brain bleed that happens “between the outer and the inner layers of the brain covering,” and it is less common;
- Epidural hematoma, which is a kind of brain bleed that happens “between the outer layer of tissue covering the brain and the skull,” and it typically occurs as a result of a skull fracture;
- Intraventricular hemorrhage, which involves “bleeding into the normal fluid-filled spaces in the brain”; and
- Intraparenchymal hemorrhage, which is a type of brain bleed that involves bleeding into the baby’s brain tissue, and this type of brain bleed may also be caused by an under-developed brain in a premature newborn.
Contact Our Chicago Bleeding in the Brain Lawyers Today
If your newborn suffered a birth injury that resulted in any type of brain bleed, you should seek advice from a Chicago birth injury lawyer as soon as possible to find out more about filing a birth injury claim. While some types of brain bleeds can be treated effectively, others can result in permanent harm and in some cases even death. If a healthcare provider’s negligence resulted in your baby’s bleeding in the brain, it is critical to take steps to hold that healthcare provider accountable. Contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC today to learn more about the services we provide to clients in the Chicago area.