Understanding Seizures Caused by Birth Injuries and Oregon Medical Malpractice: Portland Birth Injury Lawyers
Medical malpractice could result in many types in injuries. The most devastating types of injuries are to our most innocent members of society. Birth injuries could cause a whole host of serious injuries including catastrophic, debilitating, and permanent personal injuries. One type of very serious condition caused by birth injuries is a seizure disorder. Seizures caused by birth injuries could result in a lifetime of serious complications, treatment, and medical procedures. Our Portland birth injury lawyers know that seizures caused by birth injuries are a very serious issue for a family. Learn about seizures caused by birth injuries as well as how we can help you and your family protect your rights to compensation.
What are Seizures?
Seizures take place in the brain. Part of how the brain functions is through electronic responses and messages. A seizure is an uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. This messes with how the brain normally sends messages and responses. As a result, a seizure can cause a “storm” of electric response in the brain. This can cause uncontrolled movements, feelings, sensation, consciousness, and other abnormal conduct. Most seizures least less than two minutes.
Seizures are classified by frequency, severity, and location. Focal seizures are abnormal electrical activity in just one area of the brain. Generalized seizures span across the entire brain. Seizures that last more than five minutes are typically a medical emergency which requires immediate treatment.
Can Seizures Caused by Birth Injuries be Due to Oregon Medical Malpractice?
Yes, seizures caused by birth injuries could be due to Oregon medical malpractice. While there are some natural and unavoidable causes of seizures, such as genetics, many times medical mistakes result in seizures. Anytime a newborn is diagnosed with any seizure disorder or has suffered even one seizure, a family should ask Portland birth injury lawyers for a free consultation. This is because many improper, reckless, careless, and downright negligent conduct by healthcare providers could result in seizures.
Some fo the common ways which seizures are caused by Oregon medical malpractice include the following:
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy also known as HIE (decreases blood flow of oxygenated blood to the brain which causes injury to the brain)l
- Anoxic injuries to the brain (complete lack of oxygen);
- Hypoxic injuries to the brain (decreased amount of oxygen to brain where brain cannot function properly or where the brain will sustain damage);
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction tool;
- Failure to diagnose and treat infections, including meningitis;
- Umbilical cord injury, prolapse, rupture, or other damage;
- Improper handling of the newborn once born, including dropping the baby;
- Delays in falling for a c-section; and
- Other damage to the developing brain.
Did Your Newborn Suffer a Seizure? It Costs You Nothing to Talk to Our Portland Birth Injury Lawyers
Seizures could go away and be a nuisance during childhood, or could be a lifelong disability that prevents a person from having gainful employment, operating a vehicle, or otherwise having a normal life. Seizures caused by Oregon birth injuries are a serious threat to a person’s life and liberty. When these birth injuries are caused by unacceptable medical malpractice, victims and their families have rights.
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.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, and Hillsboro.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.