Infant Brain Damage

There are many different complications that can occur during the birth of you child delivery. However, none can be more catastrophic for the child and their family than infant brain damage. Before birth, parents envision their new child’s life full of success and prosperity. Then on the day of birth, due to the careless action of the doctor, your life and that of your child is forever changed. Someone needs to be held liable for the damages caused due to the negligent actions or inactions performed during or after your child’s birth.

Brain damage caused during or after delivery can occur for a number of reasons. One such common cause of infant brain damage is lack of oxygen to the brain; this usually occurs for a number of reasons, including the umbilical cord being caught around the infant’s neck or there is distress due to a prolonged labor. Another possible cause of brain damage is head trauma; a doctor, nurse, or medical professional may use certain equipment such as forceps or medical vacuum to assist in delivering the baby. Too much pressure to the infant brain can cause deformity to the skull, which then causes bleeding in the brain.

The symptoms of brain damage at birth rarely appear until much later when the child is not developing or behaving as a “normal” baby would. Some common symptoms to look out for include:

  • Uncontrolled or sporadic body movements
  • Trouble with focusing
  • Extreme crying and fussiness
  • Not sleeping properly especially when lying down
  • Not eating properly
  • Developmental delays
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty in breathing

It is important to note that these symptoms are not definitive, as many of the symptoms are common among all newborn babies; as such one should pay attention to all of your infant's symptoms, as a combination of these is more likely to indicate brain damage than just any one of them.

Sadly, infant brain damage rarely occurs while the baby is safely in the womb. Most often it happens during a complicated labor and delivery. Infant brain damage could have been prevented if the doctor followed the proper medical procedures in diagnosing and responding to any risk factors. If your baby’s birth injury was preventable, please know that you are in a position to seek reparation to assist with the treatment and special care your child is now continuously require.

For over 13 years, the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., have represented clients all across New York City and the State in many challenging birth injury cases, including infant brain damage. If you believe that your child has been a victim of medical malpractice which resulted in brain damage relating to actions or inactions before, during or after delivery, please contact our infant brain damage attorney at Aleksandr Vakarev Esq. Our dedicated staff of legal professionals will investigate your case and work tirelessly towards getting you the compensation you are entitled to.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone poor maintenance and negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:

  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering

With the help of a dedicated New York Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq, we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis, so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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