Skull Fractures During Birth Injury Attorneys

Skull fractures during delivery are rare but they can occur. They are often associated with the misuse of a vacuum extractor or forceps. Even if the skull fracture itself was not caused by medical negligence, the failure to detect and treat it may be. Prompt diagnosis is necessary because a skull fracture can lead to an intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), which creates increased pressure. If the increased pressure is not alleviated, it can lead to brain damage or even death.

Some of the most common signs of a skull fracture include:

  • Seizures
  • Dented or deformed head
  • Cranial lump
  • Bruising around the eyes or ears
  • Blood or other fluid leaking from the ears, nose or eyes

If your child suffered a skull fracture during delivery or was the victim of a misdiagnosis of a skull fracture, the medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of John Day can help you and your family get the answers and the justice you deserve. John Day is board-certified in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Because of his reputation and experience, John has repeatedly testified in front of the Tennessee Legislature regarding Tennessee's medical malpractice laws and recent changes in those laws. So that we can fully develop the medical issues in your case, we have a nurse on staff full-time and we routinely work with highly-competent experts and doctors who assist us in building the best possible case on your family's behalf. We believe our results speak for themselves. We have recovered more than $100 million for our satisfied clients and we would like to help you and your family too. We invite you to review some of our birth injury case results and then please contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or 866-812-8787 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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