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Microcephaly is a condition characterized by a smaller than normal head, due to the fact that the brain stopped growing or never fully developed, and is a serious medical condition that may be linked to medical malpractice. The normal human skull keeps growing until a child is approximately 5 to 7 years old, at which point the growth of the brain becomes more limited and the bones that form the skull fuse together. However, when a child sustains a serious injury to the brain during the birth process, it may cause the brain to not grow to its full capacity. Microcephaly is typically diagnosed by the time a child reaches the age of two and is characterized by symptoms such as developmental delays, mental retardation, seizures, difficulty with muscle control and coordination, problems balancing, and more.

Has your pediatrician diagnosed your child with microcephaly? If so, it is important to fully review his or her medical history in order to determine whether medical malpractice was to blame. Take action and talk to a birth injury lawyer at our firm immediately. We can help you investigate your situation and determine whether you have been the victim of malpractice or negligence on the part of the attending obstetrician, nurse or other medical professional.

Recovering Compensation in Microcephaly Lawsuits

There is currently no cure for microcephaly. However, continual medical care, speech therapy, medication, occupational therapy and physical therapy can help your child lead a more normal life. Working with a lawyer and recovering maximum financial compensation means that you will be able to provide your child with the very best care.

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