Intrauterine growth restriction
Babies are diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction or "IUGR" if they appear to be smaller than expected when in the womb. In many cases, a baby who is diagnosed with IUGR just happens to be small (perhaps like one of his or her parents), but in some cases, there may be something more concerning that is preventing the baby from growing properly, like not getting the oxygen and nutrients he or she needs to thrive. Less commonly, a genetic defect might be interfering with their growth.
IUGR is a risk factor for cerebral palsy as anything that prevents or restricts blood supply and oxygen to the baby can cause brain damage. Therefore, it is very important that the medical professionals looking after you during your pregnancy monitor your baby’s size and weight at regular stages and take appropriate action when there are concerns about your baby's growth.
Our solicitors have acted for children who have suffered due to intrauterine growth restriction. If you have a similar story which has caused your child to suffer a brain injury, our lawyers have the expertise to get to the bottom of things and find out if your child is entitled to make a claim for compensation.