A. Yes. Seizures occur in the presence of underlying health issues. Treating underlying conditions (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 brain damage.
Seizure Recognition is Critical to Treatment
When babies experience seizures, urgent action is required. Seizures can cause further damage in the brain. The longer a seizure lasts and the more frequently seizures occur, the more extensive the damage can be to the developing brain. Therefore, it is crucial to prevent seizure activity in a baby. The key is to recognize a seizure as soon as it occurs so that quick action can be taken to stop the seizure and prevent more seizures from occurring.
Neonatal Seizures and Medical Malpractice
Failure to timely diagnose and treat seizure activity is negligence, and this includes failure to treat the seizure’s underlying cause. Failure to properly monitor a baby that is given medication, and failure to properly administer seizure medications can be dangerous and negligent. If negligence leads to injury in the baby, it is medical malpractice.
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