Neonatal seizures can occur and our birth injury lawyers can answer your questions. Find out prevention possibilities and if seizures can be treated.

Do seizures after birth indicate birth injury?

  A. Yes, they often do. Newborn, neonatal seizures occur shortly after birth or during the following hours and days and can indicate that a birth injury occurred. In fact, seizures may be the first (and perhaps only) clinical sign of a brain injury in a newborn baby. Seizures frequently develop in babies who experienced…

How are neonatal seizures treated?

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How do medical staff identify and monitor neonatal seizures?

Disclaimer: Please know that our website is owned by a medical malpractice law firm that focuses exclusively on birth injury cases. We try to provide useful medical information to our readers, but we cannot provide treatments or medical advice. If you might be having a medical emergency, please call 911 (or your country’s emergency number)…

Can seizures in a baby be prevented?

A. Yes. Seizures occur in the presence of underlying health issues. Treating underlying concerns (such as neonatal hypoglycemia or meningitis-causing infections) can prevent seizures caused by these conditions.  If a baby experienced a birth injury called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) due to oxygen deprivation in the brain, physicians can often provide brain cooling (hypothermia) treatment right away to help prevent or decrease…

What causes seizures in a baby?

A: There are numerous conditions that can cause seizures in a baby. It is important to remember that seizures are abnormal electrical discharges in the baby’s brain due to an underlying cause. Treating the underlying cause often can alleviate the seizures. In many cases, seizures can be caused by birth injuries, such as those listed…