Has Your Newborn Been Diagnosed With Hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus is a common birth defect. While many cases are the result of genetic factors or other natural causes, acquired hydrocephalus is often the result of delivery trauma that could have been prevented. In these cases, the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., will take action to hold the negligent doctor accountable.

Our lawyers have decades of experience handling birth injuries in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Our law firm also features a legal nurse consultant, who plays a critical role in evaluating and understanding hydrocephalus cases. We have the experience and knowledge to build cases that get results.

About Hydrocephalus

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the clear fluid that keeps brain tissue buoyant. It transports nutrients to and waste from the brain. Hydrocephalus, a condition that was once referred to as "water on the brain," occurs when excessive CSF accumulates because it is unable to drain. This causes harmful pressure to the brain.

Parents with newborns who are diagnosed with hydrocephalus often wonder why their child was born with this condition. It can be the result of medical malpractice. If a doctor fails to respond properly to complications during birth, particularly during premature birth, the infant could suffer head trauma or intracranial hemorrhage. Both subarachnoid and intraparenchymal hemorrhage can lead to a newborn suffering hydrocephalus.

Hydrocephalus And Cerebral Palsy

Treatment of hydrocephalus requires a very complex form of surgery. Unfortunately, even with surgery, an infant runs the risk of hindered cognitive and physical development. Children with hydrocephalus may develop cerebral palsy.

Free And Confidential Consultations — Phoenix Birth Injury Law Firm

If you believe that medical malpractice caused your child's hydrocephalus, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney about the matter. Contact our Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers by calling 602-635-7603 or by completing our online contact form.