Many parents mistakenly believe that young children have a better chance of recovery after a traumatic brain injury.  This premise is based on the misconception that as child’s brain grows the injuries will diminish overtime leading the child to retain normal brain functions.

Child Brain Injury Attorney

Children under the age of 5 are at a high risk of developing serious cognitive disabilities caused by brain injury at a young age

In fact a traumatic brain injury affects the developing brain of a child to a much higher degree the brains of older individual.  According to multiple studies conducted by research based universities and health care centers pediatric traumatic brain injuries can and often do lead to a greater probability for cognitive dysfunctions in the developing brain of the child. Children under the age of five are at most risk of developing mental disabilities as a result of a traumatic impact to head.

Such cognitive disorders may include

  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Loss or reduction in memory
  • Linguistic Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities including Dyslexia
  • Reduction in IQ or intelligence
  • Loss of executive functioning – ability to make decisions

Loss of cognition remains a problem as children reach adult age

As children with brain injuries reach adulthood they do not possess the cognitive abilities to be able to function in a proper manner.  According to statistics 3/4th of children who suffered some kind of brain injury are not able to work as adults.

Impact of memory disorders and attention deficit issue to a child victim of brain injury

The impact of memory disorders on a Childs development can be substantial.  The day to day tasks of a child are predicated on having a memory of what to do and when to do it based on previous acts of his guardians, other children, or himself.  Deprivation of a memory can result on behavioral issues, problems in school, attention deficit, and failure to develop in an age appropriate way. The transition from the home to the school can be excruciating for a child with the inability to retain what has been taught in a classroom setting leading to low grades, anxiety, and depression.

Symptoms of Child Brain injury:

There are numerous signs and symptoms of child brain injury. Symptoms may vary based on the severity of the injury, the part of the brain that has been damaged, and the particularities of the victim. If you suspect your child has suffered a brain injury seek medical attention as soon as possible.

  • Child is irritable and cannot be consoled
  • Vomiting
  • Alteration of Sleeping habits
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Child does not want to be nursed by mother
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Deterioration in verbal skills
  • Easily distracted – inability to focus

Common causes of Child and Infant Brain Injuries:

There are many different causes of brain injuries sustained by our young. Some of the most commons are as follows:

  • Car Accident and general traffic related collisions
  • Child Physical Abuse – Including Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Day care injuries and falls
  • Pre-School Injuries and Accidents
  • Inattentive parenting or guardianship
  • Birth Brain Injuries

Defective Products are a leading cause of Baby Brain Injuries:

Defectively designed and manufactured baby products are a leading cause of serious injuries to young children including traumatic brain injury.  Defective products that are known to result in brain damage include:

  • Defective Cribs
  • Defective baby hammocks
  • Defective child baby seats
  • Defective Bathing seats
  • Defective child toys
  • Defective strollers

How to prove a defective product case in court

There are generally three way a plaintiff’s attorney is a able to prove the presence of a defective product; (1) Manufacturing Defect (2) Design Defect and (3) Failure to war defect.

Manufacturing: Manufacturing defects take place when there is a mistake in the manufacturing method, which causes the manufactures good to be different from its intended design. The product will be considered defective when it is different from its original design, even though care was exercised to avoid this issue.

Product Design Defects: A design defect takes into consideration the overall design of the product. If the original design of the child baby bathing seat was inherently dangerous and there were alternative and less dangerous designs that could have been implemented without a drastic increase in the cost of the product then in the court of law it can be shown that the product was defectively designed

Failure to Warn of Dangers and Hazards of the product: Manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers of the known dangers from the use of the product. If the manufacturer does not adequately warn of a known risk then it can be held liable for injuries which take place from the product use. While manufacturers are not required to warn of obvious dangers, the courts apply an objective test to determine knowledge

Los Angeles Child Brain Injury Attorneys:

If you suspect your child has suffered a brain injury contact the child injury attorney at the Downtown LA law Group.  Our Legal Team is standing by to help you every step of the way in this arduous process.