Infant Brain Damage – What to Look For?

When any infant suffers brain damage it is very heartbreaking to know this they will have a lifetime of lasting effects. Situations that can be prevented but are the cause of a rushed delivery, oxygen deprivation, physical injuries, or even delayed labor can be seen earlier and hopefully can minimize the severity of disability the child will encounter. What is tricky with infant brain damage is not all symptoms can be seen after the birth, and some defects may take years to notice.

It is important as a parent to know the health of your child, and do all that you can with what you have.

Some Common Signs of Infant Brain Damage

  • Abnormal size of the head
  • Abnormal spine
  • Stiff neck
  • Seizures
  • Prolonged Crying
  • Lack of sleep on back or front
  • Paralysis
  • Severe lack of sleep

Not all signs of Infant brain damaged can be noticed by you or a physician right away. Some effects take up to years after they are born to even notice. It is important to always test your child and not look past symptoms or irregularities you might notice as they get older. Children under the age of two may experience certain symptoms that can be assessed by a doctor such as response and motor skills.

After the age of two that is when a child may undergo further test at a hospital for brain damage. These tests might involve “Cat Scans” or CT scans, and MRI’s. This is where a physician can see if brain damage is present. Another way they can spot brain damage is through an EEG test which can determine the right electrical responses and pathways of the brain.

Always be on the lookout for unfamiliar behaviors your child may express, and if something is abnormal or you are not sure about it, contact your doctor and get a checkup.

You or your child should not have to suffer due to a medical mistake that could have been prevented. Don’t wait until its too late.  If you believe your child has a birth injury caused by a healthcare provider Call Me! I’ll Be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at or call at 877-944-4373.

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