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About Microcephaly

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Microcephaly is a condition in which an infant's head is much smaller than the norm for that gender and age. It can be diagnosed during pregnancy or may develop and become evident during infancy. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes, in many cases, a small brain and resultant life-long problems associated with the inability of the nervous system to grow and function as it should. It can be caused by genetic problems but is also associated with exposure to harmful substances during the development of the fetus.

At Bostwick and Peterson LLP we help parents and their babies when a birth injury was brought about through the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse or other health care provider. A misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose and treat can both create circumstances leading to microcephaly. Too many x-rays taken during pregnancy or a serious brain injury at the time of birth can each result in microcephaly and may be caused by medical malpractice.

If you feel this may be the case with your child, it is vital that you contact a lawyer from our firm. We investigate to find the cause of your child's condition and the factors which led up to it. Medical records, fetal monitoring tapes, witness statements and other forms of evidence will need to be gathered quickly in order to prove what has occurred. Using an aggressive and knowledgeable California birth injury attorney may help to ease the financial burden you face if your child has been diagnosed with microcephaly.

Microcephaly Management

There is no known cure for microcephaly; therefore, attention from medical professionals goes onto minimizing possible deformities, helping the child to develop as best as possible and resolving difficulties which arise due to the condition. Commonly, children with microcephaly can have seizures, suffer mental retardation, loss of motor skills, learning problems, be underweight, have hyperactivity and a dwarfed body.

With over 60 years of experience in resolving difficult birth injury matters, we have the knowledge and proven record of success required to prevail in microcephaly cases. As members of The American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Attorneys, we have exceeded over $500 million in compensation awarded to those who come to us for help. Please call us today so the fight to establish your legal rights can begin.

Contact a California birth injury lawyer from our firm to find out how compensation may be awarded for cases of microcephaly caused by medical malpractice.

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