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

How are neonatal seizures treated?

Neonatal seizures can be very difficult to recognize. This page contains general information about seizures, but is not meant to be used as a diagnostic tool. Also, we cannot provide medical advice. We are not doctors, and our live chat service should not be used for medical emergencies. If you think that your child is…

Do seizures after birth indicate birth injury?

A. Yes. Neonatal seizures are seizures that occur shortly after birth or during the neonatal period. Neonatal seizures can indicate that a birth injury occurred.  In fact, seizures may be the first (and perhaps only) clinical sign of a brain injury or disorder in a newborn baby. Seizures frequently develop in babies who sustained oxygen deprivation…

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…