Newborn Cooling Cap

The Use of Cooling Caps on Newborns

Contact a Philadelphia Birth Injury Attorney For Answers

Newborns who have suffered a lack of oxygen during birth are sometimes offered a treatment called the Olympic Cool-Cap System, which is proven to reduce the chances of a baby suffering permanent, debilitating injuries such as cerebral palsy. This cap maintains a steady flow of water at a cool temperature around the infant's head in order to keep the body below a normal temperature level, which helps slow down or prevent brain damage.

Cool-Cap is only used for the most severe cases within the first six hours of life. If the Cool-Cap treatment was administered or suggested at birth, your baby may have been the victim of a birth injury resulting from medical negligence, either before or during labor. If you suspect your child was a victim of medical malpractice, you need to retain legal representation from a medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia as soon as possible.

Standing up to Medical Malpractice Since 1978

At Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, we have handled countless medical malpractice cases during our more than 80 years of experience. We have guided families through the claims-filing process, which can be overwhelming and confusing for many. We know how distressing it can be for parents, especially first-time parents, when they suspect their newborn has experienced a birth injury. With our help and careful guidance, you may file a claim for your child's injuries if we find that medical malpractice occurred during delivery.

Filing a claim may be able to help you obtain compensation for the following:

  • Costs for current and future medical care costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy
  • Special needs assistance

Request a free case evaluation by contacting us today!

If your child was treated with Cool-Cap following birth, allow us to begin looking into your case by contacting us today. We can begin investigating the details of your child's birth during a no-cost evaluation. You and your family do not have to face this stressful situation alone and live the rest of your life with doubt over the real cause of your child's injury.

Shrager, Spivey & Sachs is here to help you by obtaining the answers you need.