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Newborn Facial Paralysis

There are many different complications that can arise during childbirth, potentially leaving a newborn with serious injuries. One such problem is facial paralysis, which is caused by damage to the seventh cranial nerve. Sadly, in most cases, this condition could have been avoided if a doctor had followed standard procedures and acted competently during labor and delivery.

The Rhinelander birth injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. comprise a compassionate yet tenacious legal team that is unafraid to fight for those injured due to medical malpractice. We understand when your child suffers a birth injury, your family faces both financial and emotional trials. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options in a free consultation.

Symptoms of Facial Paralysis

There are number of medical mistakes that can lead to seventh cranial damage and subsequent facial paralysis. A doctor may be guilty of the improper use of forceps, the unsafe use of a vacuum, or even the failure to properly administer labor-inducing drugs.

If your child is born with the following symptoms, he or she may have facial nerve damage:

  • Unable to close eyes
  • Asymmetric lower face
  • Uneven mouth when crying
  • Complete paralysis on one side of the face

While some nerve damage may heal over time, often this condition is permanent. This can result in complications such as eating, drinking, and speaking difficulties for a child.

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Although fighting for compensation cannot reverse the damage done to your child, it can discourage the doctor from acting carelessly in the future. If your child has experienced facial paralysis due to a negligent medical professional, contact the Rhinelander birth injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for more information about how we can help you.