There are several types of birth injuries and a variety of symptoms that accompany those injuries. Getting medical care is your first priority and the experienced Houston birth injury lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law want to help you get the proper care you deserve.

If your child is suffering any of the following symptoms, he or she may have sustained a birth injury:

Neurological (Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Brachial Plexus Injury)

  • difficulty moving
  • downward deviation of the eyes
  • floppy muscle tone
  • irritability
  • lack of feeling in the arm or hand
  • lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
  • limp or paralyzed arm
  • muscle coordination
  • rapid increase in head circumference or unusually large head size
  • seizures
  • sleepiness
  • vomiting

Oxygen Deficiency (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy)

  • comas
  • complete loss of brain stem function
  • difficulty concentrating or paying attention
  • euphoria
  • extreme lethargy
  • loss of bodily functions aside from heart function and blood pressure
  • poor coordination
  • poor judgment
  • seizures

Maternal Complications (Uterine rupture, Shoulder Dystocia, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn(PPHN))

  • bruising of the bladder
  • clinically significant uterine bleeding
  • expulsion or protrusion of the fetus, placenta, or both into the abdominal cavity
  • heavy bleeding after delivery
  • tearing of the uterus, vagina, cervix, or rectum

Blood Disorders (Hyperbilirubinemia, Rh Incompatibility)

These are just a few of the symptoms your child may be suffering. If you have questions about your child’s birth injury, contact a Texas birth injury attorney at Terry Bryant by completing a FREE initial consultation form or calling 1 (800) 444-5000. We want to help.