Is infant dystonia disorder a birth injury?

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Some children who are diagnosed with infant dystonia disorder have suffered a birth injury. To know for sure, it’s important to understand the condition and determine what may have caused it. Infant dystonia disorder

Infant dystonia disorder is a neurological condition with a variety of known causes. Those causes include:

  • A genetic mutation of the DYT1 gene
  • Oxygen deprivation during birth
  • Infection
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Lead or carbon monoxide poisoning

Knowing If Your Child Suffered a Birth Injury

It’s not always easy to determine if your child’s infant dystonia disorder occurred due to medical negligence. If he suffered oxygen deprivation or contracted an infection because a doctor, nurse, or hospital failed to act with reasonable care, it’s possible that your child’s condition could be considered a birth injury.

Even if you don’t remember every detail about your child’s birth, Gray & White will conduct a full investigation into what happened. Our team includes a staff nurse and experienced birth injury lawyers; we know what to look for in medical records; and we know what questions to ask to get the necessary information to help you determine whether a birth injury occurred.

What to Do If Your Child Suffers a Birth Injury

If your child suffered infant dystonia disorder because of medical negligence, we will advise you of your rights and the potential for a financial recovery. Your child may be compensated for medical costs, out-of-pocket expenses, physical pain, and emotional suffering. However, in order to recover these damages, you will need to take action on your child’s behalf. We will be here to your family every step of the way.

You can also learn more about your child’s rights by downloading our free report,  Family First: How to Get the Help You Need After a Birth Injury to Your Child Happens in Kentucky.

Has Your Family Been Impacted By A Birth Injury?

If your family has been impacted by a birth injury you need to speak with an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.

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