Birth Injury

Unfortunately, complications during birth are common. Even with the help of modern medicine and training, there is still a chance that deliveries do not go as planned. Complications from mistakes or carelessness from medical professionals can have life-changing consequences– and even death. We empathize with your struggle if you believe your baby developed a brain injury due to a medical professional’s negligence. We understand that you need someone to turn to during this difficult time and help you understand your rights. The Thorson Law Group are the experts that trust the experts. Contact Us, and we’ll guide you through these difficult times.

Birth injuries are not always apparent from the start. Some birth injuries can be temporary, while some may be permanent; the severity of the symptoms will vary from child to child. On some occasions, a birth injury may not become apparent until a child starts school and begins to demonstrate developmental difficulties. When a child suffers from a birth injury, the parents may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital. It can be challenging to find out what happened in the delivery room. Still, the expert attorneys and professionals that work with the Thorson Law Group will properly investigate to learn the truth and delivery the justice you and your baby deserve.


Doctors and hospitals can be sued over brain injuries for several reasons, including:

  • Improper use of birth-assisting tools like forceps and vacuums
  • Failing to treat fetal distress promptly
  • Delaying or failing to perform an emergency cesarean section (C-section)
  • Failure to prevent preeclampsia
  • Failing to monitor and control oxygen intake
  • Improper administration of medication
  • Failure to treat and diagnose maternal diabetes



Types of Brain Injury Associated with Medical Negligence at Birth

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): A brain dysfunction caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain and other organs. When a brain is deprived of oxygen, the resulting injuries can vary significantly. Brain ischemia is an injury that occurs when the brain suffers oxygen depletion.

Cerebral Palsy: Is a birth injury that affects the infant’s brain and can be caused by a brain malfunction in the fetus or often due to medical malpractice during the delivery.


Serious medical errors at birth that can lead to cerebral palsy include:

  • Leaving a baby in the birth canal for too long
  • Failing to recognize or treat seizures
  • Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction during the delivery
  • Failure to treat a maternal infection


If you believe that your baby has suffered a birth-related brain injury, contact the experts at Thorson Law Group. In that case, our attorneys are connected with knowledgeable medical professionals that will help you in the quest for justice for your child.


Birth Injuries Treatment & Recovery

Treatment for Birth Injuries

When dealing with an infant brain injury – treatment must begin immediately. Most brain injuries at birth do not improve or worsen over time, but the symptoms that they cause can be managed through birth injury options such as:

  • Assistive devices
  • Medication
  • Mobility aids
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgery


Treatment options can vary depending on the type and severity of the brain injury. Advances in technology have helped improve the prognosis and overall quality of life for children who have suffered from newborn brain damage. After getting a brain damage diagnosis, doctors can create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your child’s needs.

How We Help Your Family

Taking care of an infant with a brain injury can be costly. It becomes a lifetime of health concerns and costs for the child’s family from treatments to medications. However, when the cause of the brain injury is due to medical malpractice, you have options to get the financial help your family deserves.

The Thorson Legal Group is here to help you through these difficult times. We will connect you with trusted medical professionals that can help evaluate your baby and consult with you on the best treatment options as we fight for maximum compensation and justice for your family. Don’t wait; contact us today.