Noticing that your child has a bulge in the head can be very alarming. It could be a sign of cephalohematoma, or the formation of blood beneath the baby’s scalp and above his skull. In many occasions, cephalohematoma naturally improves after around three months. In some cases, however, cephalohematoma may cause serious adverse effects that may harm your child.
The first thing to do if you notice that your baby has a bulge in his head is to see a pediatrician immediately for a cephalohematoma diagnosis. After discovering that your baby has cephalohematoma, you have to wait for a specified period of time for the bulge to subdue. You also must watch closely for any health complications that may arise. If the bulge does not seem to improve or gains in size, or if you notice any health complication, consult a doctor immediately.
Dealing with the repercussions of cephalohematoma would not have been necessary if a medical practitioner had not failed to provide proper medical care. If your baby has suffered the consequences of medical malpractice in Milwaukee, speak with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® about the possible legal actions you may take against the party involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free case assessment today.