Minneapolis Cephalohematoma Attorney
We cannot even imagine your pain right now, but we do care and want to help. At TSR Injury Law, we are committed to helping families that have suffered preventable birth injuries win the compensation they deserve. Contact our Minnesota Cephalohematoma Attorney at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
What Is a Cephalohematoma?
All bones, including the skull, have a tough covering called the periosteum. When the skull experiences sufficient force, blood vessels that nourish the periosteum can be torn. This causes a small pool of blood to form between the skull and the skin covering it. This is known as a cephalohematoma.
Causes and Consequences of Cephalohematoma
A cephalohematoma is almost always the result of a birth injury. It can happen any time the infant’s skull is placed under pressure during birth. The most common causes include:
- Difficult births
- The use of forceps during childbirth
- Vacuum extractions
This injury causes a small, soft lump to form on the baby’s head. It usually resolves on its own within a few weeks or months. However, there are certain complications associated with cephalohematoma, such as:
- An increased risk of jaundice within the first few days
- A cyst formed over a skull fracture, which can be confused with cephalohematoma
- Possible trauma to the brain beneath the cephalohematoma
If your child experiences health complications following this injury, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. An experienced Minnesota cephalohematoma attorney can inform you of your rights and guide you through the legal process.
Contact a Minneapolis Cephalohematoma Attorney
Childbirth is stressful enough without any medical complications. If your infant has suffered a preventable birth injury, call TSR Injury Law at (612) TSR-TIME, or submit our contact form.