Do you want to know if your child’s diagnosis of autism was the result of medical malpractice during labor? Contact a medical malpractice lawyer.
$445,00 recovery for autism – Brain damage to a child during labor and delivery – The Fitzgerald Law Firm argued that failure to diagnose and treat high bilirubin levels (jaundice) caused autism (Case #87235)
For a free consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer at The Fitzgerald Law Firm, please call toll free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form. Contact us about the cause of your child’s autism and if it could be associated with labor and delivery.
For over 30 years, the law firm of The Fitzgerald Law Firm has been committed to fighting for children with birth injuries, including autism. Injury to the immature brain during labor and delivery can result in a diagnosis of autism. If you retain The Fitzgerald Law Firm to represent your child, we will attempt to identify the cause of the injury to your child’s brain that resulted in the diagnosis of autism. If the birth injury during labor was due to failure to diagnose, failure to treat, misdiagnosis or other birth malpractice, we will seek to recover compensation from those responsible.
Causes of Autism during Labor and Delivery
There are a number of birth injuries that can cause brain damage that may lead to autism. In the case mentioned above, the lawyers at The Fitzgerald Law Firm argued that failure to diagnose and treat jaundice caused the autism. Newborn jaundice is a condition marked by high levels of bilirubin in the blood. The increased bilirubin causes the infant’s skin and eyeballs to look yellow. Oxygen deprivation during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or the postpartum period (hypoxic-ischemia, birth asphyxia, or cerebral anoxia) can also cause brain damage that may result in autism.
Other Causes of Autism – Medical Malpractice and Environmental Toxins
Current medical research supports the following:
Brain injury Autism can be caused by medical malpractice, including failure to treat, failure to diagnose, inadequate care, and other medical negligence during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or postpartum
A diagnosis of autism can also follow exposure to environmental toxins such as lead paint in apartment buildings built before 1978.
Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm for help in discovering the cause of your child’s autism. Please call toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form.