Brain Injuries in Babies and Your Right to Compensation
Brain injuries sustained during birth or within the neonatal period – the first month of life – could lead to permanent disabilities. When these injuries occur as a result of negligence, it constitutes birth injury malpractice.
How a Baby’s Brain Works
The brain is one of the most critical organs in the human body as it controls our breathing, motor skills, thoughts, emotions, vision, and other functions. It is also one of the most delicate and complex, which makes brain injuries challenging to diagnose and treat.
The impact of a neonatal brain injury will depend on the severity of the injury, the quality and timing of the treatment, and the region of the brain that is affected.
Let us look at how each brain region works.
The human brain has three major components: cerebrum, cerebellum, and brainstem.
The front of the brain is called the cerebrum. It has two hemispheres: right and left. The right side is associated with intuition and visual processing, and the left for logic and language.
Among the vital functions of the cerebrum are: