Facial Paralysis Caused By Birth Injuries

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About Facial Nerve Palsy

The nervous system allows the brain to monitor and control the various functions of the human body. Damage to or interruptions in this system can have serious consequences. If nerves are harmed in an accident or during a medical procedure, the affected muscle organ may be left numb or paralyzed, and the individual may not have any type of voluntary control over that area of the body. This includes the facial nerve, which is also referred to as the seventh cranial nerve. Damage to this nerve will commonly manifest with symptoms such as uneven movement on one side of the mouth, inability to close one eyelid, and even total paralysis on one side of the face.

Forceps Misuse And Facial Paralysis

When the process of labor and delivery is delayed or is not proceeding as quickly as expected by the obstetrician, the doctor may decide to use forceps to pull the baby down the birth canal and complete the delivery. While this procedure is sometimes necessary and will often be effective in safeguarding both mother and child, misuse of forceps has the potential to cause more harm than good. The forceps blades, if applied with excessive pressure, can damage the nerves and cause partial or total paralysis.

Facial Paralysis Prognosis And Treatments

In relatively minor cases the condition might heal on its own, but children who have sustained permanent facial paralysis typically require extensive treatment that may or may not be effective. Treatments such as electrical stimulation and acupuncture are often helpful, as is exercise of the muscles, while some people with this condition seek more invasive treatments such as Botox injections and even surgery. To offset the significant costs of medical treatment and to recover monetary damages for your child’s pain and suffering, you may be able to file a medical practice lawsuit against the doctor who caused your child’s birth injury. Contact The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny now for a free consultation with an attorney from our firm.

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