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Facial Paralysis

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Paralysis of the face sometimes occurs among newborn children due to birth injuries. Sometimes, such injuries are temporary. Other times, facial paralysis caused by certain types of birth injuries can be permanent.

One of the most common types of facial paralysis among newborn babies is Bell’s palsy, which renders the child unable to move the muscles on one side of the face. This medical condition often only lasts a few weeks or months. But Bell’s palsy can sometimes be permanent.

Whatever type of facial paralysis injury you’re dealing with, make sure your child’s medical condition is taken seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk to an experienced birth injury attorney. Make sure you meet with a lawyer at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices.

Common causes

There are many reasons why newborn children have facial paralysis due to a birth injury. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Oxygen deprivation during pregnancy or delivery
  • Exposure to sexually transmitted diseases
  • Flu or fever

These are just some of the most common causes. There are many other reasons why newborn babies cannot move the muscles in their face. Whatever the cause, make sure you talk to an attorney to learn more about all your legal options.

Why choose a birth injury lawyer

You might think you don’t need a lawyer if your child has Bell’s palsy or another type of facial paralysis due to a birth injury. If a medical professional made a mistake, their insurance company can simply compensate you for your medical bills or other expenses.

Unfortunately, that’s not how things often work. In many cases, many doctors, obstetricians and other health care professionals refuse to admit they did anything wrong. As a result, your family could have a very hard time getting the money you rightfully deserve.

We know how to hold medical professionals accountable. We know how to investigate claims, find the facts that matter and compile all that information into a compelling legal case. And if insurance companies refuse to negotiate with us, we’re prepared to take them to court on your behalf. We’re here for you when you need us most. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today.