Indianapolis Infant Cephalohematoma

Apr 6, 2023

Understanding Infant Cephalohematoma

At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we specialize in birth injury cases, including cases involving infant cephalohematoma. An infant cephalohematoma is a condition that occurs during childbirth when there is bleeding beneath the baby's scalp, causing a raised bump on the head. This type of birth injury is typically caused by trauma to the head during delivery, such as the use of forceps or vacuum extraction.

Causes and Risk Factors

Infant cephalohematoma can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Difficult or prolonged labor
  • Large baby size
  • Assisted delivery using forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Maternal obesity
  • Maternal use of certain medications
  • Precipitous delivery (very quick labor)

Signs and Symptoms

It's important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of infant cephalohematoma, which may include:

  • Swelling or lump on the baby's head
  • A soft, fluid-filled mass under the scalp
  • Discoloration of the skin over the affected area
  • Tenderness or pain when touching the area
  • Yellowing of the skin (jaundice)

Diagnosis and Treatment

If you suspect your newborn has an infant cephalohematoma, it's crucial to seek medical attention immediately. A healthcare professional will perform a physical examination and may order additional tests, such as an ultrasound, to confirm the diagnosis.

Most cases of infant cephalohematoma resolve on their own within a few weeks or months. However, in some cases, complications may occur, such as infection or the development of a bone tumor. It's essential to closely monitor the condition and follow the recommended treatment plan prescribed by your healthcare provider.

Legal Assistance for Birth Injury Claims

At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we understand the emotional and financial challenges that come with dealing with a birth injury like infant cephalohematoma. Our dedicated legal team is here to provide compassionate and knowledgeable representation to families in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.

With years of experience in handling birth injury cases, we have the expertise necessary to navigate the complexities of the legal system and fight for the compensation your family deserves. We will thoroughly investigate your case, gather relevant evidence, and build a strong legal strategy aimed at achieving a favorable outcome.

Contact Our Birth Injury Lawyers Today

If your child has been diagnosed with infant cephalohematoma and you believe it was caused by medical negligence or malpractice, it's crucial to consult with an experienced birth injury attorney. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr is ready to provide the guidance and support you need during this difficult time.

Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. We understand the importance of prompt action, so don't hesitate to reach out. Together, we will seek justice for your child and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Tigran Atayan
That sounds concerning.
Oct 17, 2023