Facial Paralysis Birth Injury

Newborn Facial Paralysis ConditionNewborn Facial Paralysis Condition

Your baby’s face is precious. Sadly, newborn facial paralysis condition or partial facial paralysis can result from trauma during the delivery of the baby. Bell’s palsy, the most common type of facial paralysis, occurs in approximately four out of every five paralysis cases.

One way to detect facial paralysis is to observe the newborn baby as he or she cries. Harm to the facial nerve, also called the seventh cranial nerve, will be evident. The infant will be unable to move the portion of the face, including eyes and mouth, that is paralyzed.

Newborn facial paralysis may be caused by numerous factors, including:

  • forceps
  • traumatic birth delivery
  • prolonged pregnancy
  • epidural anesthesia
  • prolonged labor
  • medication (e.g., Pitocin)

Many of these causes are preventable. It’s the responsibility of the doctor and medical staff to do everything they can to prevent facial paralysis. If the injury to the facial nerve is severe, then surgery and special therapy may be necessary. Such medical expenses can add up quickly, and you shouldn’t have to pay if the paralysis was caused by negligence.

A Thurswell lawyer can help. Our legal team will ensure that you and your child receive fair compensation for the injuries sustained. Call today for your free consultation regarding newborn facial paralysis, no fee unless you collect.

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