Hydrocephalus, also called “water on the brain,” is a birth injury resulting from a blockage that creates an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF fluid) in the portion of the brain controlling the central nervous system. This buildup can cause the brain to swell and the head and face to expand and result in permanent brain damage. At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., in Scottsdale, Arizona, we handle a wide range of medical malpractice claims. Our attorney, Robert H. Kleinschmidt, has extensive experience handling cases involving closed-head injuries and trauma suffered by babies during labor and delivery. If your child was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy or a related brain injury, call 480-951-3949 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.
Recognizing Signs Of Hydrocephalus
CSF fluid is supposed to flow freely throughout the brain and spinal column. Decreased circulation and excessive buildup in the brain can put pressure on the brain, pushing it against the skull and risking destruction of vital brain tissue. Infections can further complicate matters and careful treatment is required to avoid the onset of physical and/or developmental disability.
Common symptoms of hydrocephalus in newborn infants include:
- Muscle spasms
- Uncontrolled eye movements
- Swelling of the face
- Increased eye spacing or crossed eyes
- Loss of coordination
- Difficulty feeding
- Short, high-pitched cries
- Excessive sleepiness
- Vision problems
- Loss of bladder control
Please note, hydrocephalus can also result when older children suffer serious head injuries.
Protecting A Parent’s And Child’s Rights
Hydrocephalus can occur during the prenatal period, labor and delivery, or the post-natal period. Attorney Kleinschmidt has been helping clients address the physical, emotional and financial impact of these types of birth injuries for nearly 30 years. He will construct a strong case designed to secure the compensation you will need today and in the years ahead.
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Contact Our Lawyer For Help With Birth Injury Claims
If your baby suffers from hydrocephalus or another birth injury, please contact us online or call 480-951-3949 to see if we can help you find justice. We advance all costs for a case and offer free consultations. There are no attorney fees unless you recover. We make sure your child has a voice. We provide representation to people throughout the greater Phoenix area.