Experienced Encephalomalacia Attorneys
Encephalomalacia is a localized softening of brain tissue due to hemorrhagic contusion (hemorrhage), cerebral infarction, brain ischemia (cerebral ischemia), brain trauma (craniocerebral trauma) or diffuse axonal injury. Encephalomalacia may be caused by medical malpractice, birth injury or traumatic brain injury. For a free consultation with a top personal injury attorney with a deep understanding of encephalomalacia, call Passen & Powell at (312) 527-4500.
Encephalomalacia Caused by Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury
Encephalomalacia in children may arise as a result of a problematic labor or delivery — either due to a lack of oxygen to the brain (hypoxia) or due to a traumatic brain injury.
Multicystic encephalomalacia is a lesion that results from a diffuse insult to the infant’s brain late in gestation, during birth or after birth. This lesion may develop in infants due to periods of inadequate oxygenation or oxygen deprivation, e.g. hypoxia, which causes brain injury.
Furthermore, the fetal brain may develop encephalomalacia as a result of a traumatic brain injury or trauma resulting in insufficient blood flow to provide adequate oxygenation. In either scenario, encephalomalacia can be devastating to children and their families, both physically and emotionally.
Contact a Top Encephalomalacia Lawyer
An infant or child with encephalomalacia will require substantial medical treatment and care. If you believe your child’s condition was caused by the negligence or malpractice of another, it is critical you speak with an attorney experienced in handling encephalomalacia and traumatic brain injury cases.
Stephen M. Passen recently recovered a $19 million verdict on behalf of a 9-year-old child who suffers from encephalomalacia as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
At Passen & Powell, we will investigate your child’s medical records and consult with the most qualified medical experts to help identify the cause of your child’s encephalomalacia. If the encephalomalacia was preventable, we will ensure that your child receives the justice he or she deserves, including the maximum compensation available under the law.
For a free consultation with our experienced Chicago brain injury and encephalomalacia lawyers, call Passen & Powell at (312) 527-4500 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation.