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The neonatal period is the period of the most dramatic physiologic changes that occur during human life. A neonate is also called a newborn. The neonatal period is the first 4 weeks of your baby's life.
While the respiratory and cardiovascular systems change immediately at birth, other organ systems evolve slowly with time until the transition from intrauterine to adult physiology is complete. The transitional period of the newborn is a critical time for humans to adapt to life outside the womb.
Negligent medical care may happen during the neonatal period of your baby which could cause devastating harm to their long-term health and well-being. An example of neonatal negligence could include if a newborn is born with a concerning medical condition, such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice), and it is not diagnosed or treated appropriately.
Another area of concern arises from improper neonatal resuscitation which may result in brain damage or even death.
Toronto lawyer Paul Cahill has significant experience litigating neonatal medical malpractice lawsuits. If you are concerned that your baby may have been harmed by negligent neonatal care after they were born, please contact Paul Cahill today to request a free consultation.