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Attorneys for Basal Ganglia Damage

The Fitzgerald Law Firm Medical Malpractice law office practices extensively in the area of birth injury malpractice. The firm has over a hundred settlements and jury verdicts over one million dollars, including a $31,575,000 jury verdict for oxygen deprivation at birth and other injuries resulting in brain damage.


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Fetal and Neonatal Basal Ganglia Damage

Basal ganglia are deep-brain structures that are involved in speech and movement. Fetal and neonatal basal ganglia damage can result in motor, speech, and visual impairment. Basal ganglia damage is also known to cause cerebral palsy.

Basal ganglia damage can be caused by:

  • Fetal or neonatal asphyxia (oxygen deprivation)
  • Stroke, sometimes referred to as a basal ganglia stroke

Both asphyxia (oxygen deprivation) and basal ganglia stoke may be the result of birth injury malpractice. If you retain a Fitzgerald Law Firm medical malpractice attorney to represent your child, we will attempt to identify the cause of your child’s asphyxia and/or basal ganglia stoke. If the asphyxia and/or stroke was caused by birth injury malpractice, we will seek to recover compensation from those responsible.


  • Mercuri, E., J. Atkinson, O. Braddick, and others. 1997. Basal ganglia damage and impaired visual function in the newborn infant. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 1997;77:F111-F114.
  • Barkovich, A. and S. Sargent. Profound asphyxia in the premature infant: Imaging findings. AJNR, December 1995: 1837 – 1846.
  • Coawan F. M. Cowan, E. Mercuri, M. A. Rutherford, and others. 2005. Perinatal stroke in term infants with neonatal encephalopathy. Neurology, Vol. 64, No. 3.