Oregon Birth Injuries Causing Dangerous Brain Bleeds
One of the most dangerous types of head injuries or brain injuries is a brain bleed. It does not matter if you are an adult, child, or baby, any type of brain bleed could be catastrophic. But it is most obviously a threat to a baby. Brain bleeds kill or cause serious or permanent damage. There are several different types of brain bleeds which could all have different causes. While even competent care could cause a brain bleed, it is usually the reckless, careless, and negligent care or treatment from a healthcare provider that causes a brain bleed. Learn about the causes of brain bleeds and the types of brain bleeds from our Oregon birth injury lawyers.
What is a Brain Bleed and Why is it so Dangerous?
Brain bleeds are exactly what it sounds like. This is when there is some damage to either a blood vessel or structure in the brain which begins to bleed. This could be a large bleed, like an aneurism, or a slow bleed which could take days to cause symptoms. In either situation, brain bleeds are very dangerous. This is because the brain is enclosed in the skull and down the spinal column. This is a closed system, meaning there is a regulated intracranial pressure.
When there is a brain bleed, blood is going into this closed system. This additional blood has no additional space to go in the closed system. This increases the intracranial pressure. When the pressure gets too high, the brain can become damaged and bleed more. If the intracranial pressure is so strong, the brain can actually be pushed out the bottom of the skull. While the brain can regulate intracranial pressure, if the amount of bleeding is faster and greater than the body can regulate the intracranial pressure, harm will occur to the brain.
Common Causes of Brain Bleeds Caused by Oregon Birth Injuries
There are many possible causes of brain bleeds in newborns and babies. Unfortunately, any brain bleeds are due to the negligence of a healthcare provider. Many brain bleeds are also ignored or not timely addressed. This can result in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of a newborn.
Some of the most common causes of brain bleeds include the following:
- Misuse of extraction tools;
- Dropping a baby;
- Mishandling a baby;
- Not monitoring excessive contractions;
- Birth complications including umbilical cord prolapse;
- Damage to a baby during the birthing process;
- Dropping an object on the baby’s head;
- Improper use of medications;
- Overdose of drugs or medication;
- C-section errors; and
- Other common causes.
Types of Bleeding to a Baby’s Brain
There are several different types of possible brain bleeds that a person should be aware of. This includes some of the following:
- Cerebral hemorrhage (on the brain);
- Interventricular hemorrhage (bleeding in the open pockets of the brain);
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the layers around the brain);
- Cephalohematoma (bleeding between the skull and the skull cover; and
- Other types of bleeding.
Newborns with Any Birth Injuries Should Call our Oregon Birth Injury Lawyers
Brain bleeds are definitely once of the worst types of head injuries that a newborn could sustain from Oregon medical malpractice. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
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