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