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Bell’s Palsy

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One of the most common types of birth injuries children can sustain is Bell’s palsy. This medical term refers to a condition in which newborn children cannot move one side of their face or have little or no control over their facial muscles.

Sometimes, Bell’s palsy eventually disappears or becomes milder. But other people can experience total paralysis on one side of their face. And in certain extreme cases, they can suffer permanent nerve damage or even partial or complete blindness.

Knowing what to do in such circumstances can be confusing. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an experienced birth injury lawyer right away. That’s why we want to meet with you at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices. For more than 40 years, we have been helping families get the resources they need to get their lives back on track.

Common causes

Bell’s palsy can occur for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Oxygen deprivation during pregnancy
  • Infections
  • Traumatic birth delivery
  • Exposure to herpes

Risk factors

There are many risk factors that can cause Bell’s palsy. Common risk factors include:

  • Pregnant women with infections, including the flu
  • Pregnant women with diabetes

Why choose a birth injury lawyer

You might think you don’t need a lawyer if your child has Bell’s palsy due to a birth injury. But the reality is many medical professionals often refuse to admit doing anything wrong. That’s because they know the stakes are so high. Often, hospitals could be forced to pay parents thousands of dollars if they’re found to be responsible for your child’s Bell’s palsy injury.

They don’t intimidate us. We know how to investigate such claims and find the facts you need to build a successful legal case. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success. Case results matter here.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today. We can meet with you in our offices in Chicago or Milwaukee or come to you. Whatever works best. You decide.