Infant Cephalohematoma Lawyers in New Mexico
When Your Baby Is Facing a Dangerous and Scary Injury, Our New Mexico Team Steps Up
Cephalohematoma occurs in about 1-2 of every 100 births in the United States, making it one of the more common birth injuries. This condition is characterized by bleeding between the skull and the tissues covering it. It is generally considered a minor form of birth trauma, but it can be caused by improper use of birth-assisting tools and leads to additional complications if improperly treated.
Bandas Law Firm represents families across New Mexico who are facing the emotional and medical costs of obstetrical malpractice. If a complicated delivery caused your baby to develop cephalohematoma, reach out to our team to learn more about your legal options. We can review medical records and offer confidential, honest guidance regarding your ability to file a lawsuit. When an injury is caused by a doctor’s negligence, the victim is eligible to file for compensation for medical bills, ongoing treatment, and other related expenses.
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Cephalohematoma Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment:
Infant cephalohematoma is more likely to occur in certain cases than in others. The use of forceps during delivery has been linked to an increased incidence of cephalohematoma. Any undue pressure on the infant’s skull can cause blood vessels to rupture. When the mother’s pelvis is relatively small and/or labor is difficult, the baby’s risk of suffering a cephalohematoma increases.
Symptoms of cephalohematoma may include:
- Unnatural bulges on the head
Most instances of cephalohematoma heal on their own within 2-3 weeks of the birth, but it is important to closely monitor your baby for signs of jaundice. In rare cases, the injury may cause complications such as brain damage or calcification. Doctors tend to take reports of cephalohematoma lightly because it is not dangerous in most cases. However, this is not an excuse for them to ignore serious symptoms. If your healthcare team brushes off your requests for help and your baby suffers complications from a cephalohematoma, you could be able to sue.
Contact our New Mexico cephalohematoma attorneys to learn more about cephalohematoma and how we can help. Call (505) 393-6303 to schedule a free consultation. No case is too big or small for us to take.