How Do You Know If Your Child Has Brain Damage?
Sometimes the severity of the brain damage your baby has suffered isn’t always obvious immediately after birth. While there may be some signs of injury after birth, the long-term effects and disabilities your child may endure are not always immediately apparent.
Immediately after birth, some of the signs of brain damage, include:
- Breathing difficulties/Need for resuscitation
- Low APGAR Scores
- Admission to NICU
- Seizures/ Tremors
- Feeding difficulties
- Abnormal tone in extremities
Even if the signs and symptoms of brain injury are not immediately apparent, the signs of brain damage may become more apparent as the child ages.
Some later signs of brain damage include:
- Head that is much smaller than other infants
- Failure to develop/reach mental milestone
- Abnormal development
- Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy
- Need for Special Therapies
If you notice delays in development or abnormal development it is important to have your child evaluated by an experienced medical professional.
Imaging tests, such as CT scans or MRIs, can also show signs of damage in the brain. EEG tests are useful when determining if the brain’s electrical pathways are communicating effectively.
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When a child has suffered brain damage, parents may be left with more questions than answers. If you suspect medical negligence has occurred, contact our experienced and skilled Providence birth injury lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd.
If your baby suffered a brain injury, you need an experienced birth injury attorney on your side. At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd, our experienced Providence birth injury lawyers know that families whose children suffer from a brain injury need assistance caring for their children throughout their lives.