Kansas City Infant TBI Lawyers

Infant Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in KC

Infant traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious condition that can have lifelong effects on a child's health and development. In many cases, infant TBI is caused by medical malpractice before, during, or shortly after labor and delivery, particularly in cases of birth injury. When a medical provider's negligence leads to an infant's TBI, it’s only right for parents to demand compensation to cover the costs of ongoing medical care, therapy, and other necessary expenses.

Cullan & Cullan in Kansas City has extensive experience representing parents who file lawsuits against medical providers for infant TBIs caused by medical malpractice. Our firm primarily handles birth injury cases. Our attorneys are also medical doctors. We can use our unique insight and backgrounds to see angles to an infant TBI lawsuit that other law firms might have missed. When so much is resting on the outcome of your case, you should only trust it to a team that is experienced and qualified in birth injury cases.

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How Do Infant TBIs Happen?

Infant TBIs can happen due to a variety of reasons, with medical malpractice being one of the most common causes. Medical errors during labor and delivery can lead to serious harm to both the mother and baby, including infant TBI. Using our backgrounds as medical doctors, we can closely investigate the circumstances of your child’s birth to see if a medical provider’s mistake caused your child to suffer infant TBI or a related consequence.

Four types of medical errors often linked to infant or newborn TBIs are:

  1. Oxygen deprivation: When a baby is in distress during labor and delivery, it may not receive enough oxygen. Without enough oxygen, brain cells can die, leading to devastating effects on the infant's brain and nervous system.
  2. Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors: When used improperly, forceps and vacuum extractors can cause significant trauma to an infant's head and brain. This trauma can lead to skull fractures, brain bleeding, swelling, and other serious injuries.
  3. Delayed delivery: If a delivery is delayed for too long, an infant may be deprived of oxygen and nutrients, leading to brain damage and potential TBI.
  4. Failure to diagnose and treat infections: Infections such as meningitis can cause severe brain damage if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Medical providers who fail to recognize and treat infections in infants can be held liable for resulting injuries and damages.

Liability for Infant TBIs

When an infant suffers a traumatic brain injury due to medical malpractice during labor, delivery, or in the days before birth, several parties may be held liable for the damages and injuries caused. Medical providers that might be held responsible for an infant's TBI include doctors, nurses, midwives, and other healthcare professionals directly involved in the delivery process. Additionally, hospitals or medical facilities where the delivery occurred may be held liable if they failed to properly train or supervise their staff, or if they did not have appropriate equipment or facilities for emergencies.

Ultimately, determining liability in cases of infant TBI can be complex. To get to the answers, you should consult our attorney-doctors, who can determine the parties that may be held responsible for damages and injuries.

Consequences of Infant TBIs

An infant TBI can have lasting consequences on a child's life. The severity of the consequences depends on the extent and location of the brain injury.

Some of the lasting consequences of an infant TBI are:

  • Developmental delays: An infant TBI can result in developmental delays, including delays in gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and speech and language development.
  • Cognitive impairment: Children with an infant TBI may experience cognitive impairments, including difficulties with memory, attention, and problem-solving skills.
  • Behavioral problems: Children who have suffered an infant TBI may be at higher risk of developing behavioral problems, such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, and depression.
  • Physical disabilities: In some cases, an infant TBI can lead to physical disabilities, such as paralysis, spasticity, and other motor disorders.
  • Epilepsy and seizures: Children with a history of infant TBI may be at higher risk of developing epilepsy and experiencing seizures throughout their lives.

It's important for parents to be aware of the potential long-term consequences of an infant TBI and seek appropriate medical care and support services for their child as soon as possible. If you believe your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to medical malpractice, talk to us today to get your case investigate and moving as quickly as possible.

Let Us Help – Call (816) 253-8606 Today

If your newborn child has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to medical malpractice, it's normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next. At Cullan & Cullan, our experienced Kansas City infant TBI attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of families who need legal help now more than ever. We have the knowledge and unique experience as attorney-doctors necessary to navigate complex legal matters and hold negligent medical providers accountable for the injuries and damages they cause.

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