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Facial Paralysis Attorneys

Serving McAllen, Mission, Edinburg & Pharr Texas

The birth of a baby should be a happy time for parents, but in too many cases, this time is clouded by a birth injury as a result of a medical professional’s negligent care. At Patino Law Firm, we are aware that one relatively common type of birth injury that babies and their parents in McAllen deal with is facial paralysis. This can be a particularly devastating injury as it often has long-term, if not permanent, repercussions.

From the physical limitations and emotional trauma facial paralysis causes to the financial burdens it places on a family, this birth injury can be devastating. Fortunately, however, the medical professional(s) responsible for the facial paralysis might be held accountable for these undue expenses and burdens if a family chooses to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Causes of Facial Paralysis

Facial paralysis is most often the result of a delivery doctor or nurse’s negligence or reckless actions during the birth process. It can be caused by a number of actions, including the following:

  • Improper use of forceps during delivery
  • Rough treatment of infant
  • Aggressively moving or treating the mother
  • Shaking a baby during delivery
  • Mismanagement of medications

All of these actions could contribute to a baby suffering from facial paralysis during and after birth. As the effects of living with this condition can be traumatic for both an infant and for his or her parents, any medical professional responsible for such suffering should be held liable for the repercussions of their actions.

Discuss Facial Paralysis with an Attorney in McAllen

If your baby has developed facial paralysis and you think that a medical practitioner is responsible, the attorneys at Patino Law Firm can help you evaluate your legal situation and possibly pursue justice for the undue harm your family has had to endure. Talk with a compassionate and experienced lawyer today by calling 956-631-3535.