Neurological Visual Impairment (NVI) and Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
Nearly 80% of children with cerebral palsy have some degree of NVI, which has a variety of causes that may include a birth injury due to a mistake by an obstetrician, midwife, or hospital nursing negligence. Most cases or NVI are due to:
- perinatal hypoxia;
- perinatal ischemia;
- head injury; and
- central nervous system infections, e.g., meningitis and encephalitis.
Many adults born with NVI compare the condition to speaking a foreign language or trying to listen to one voice in a noisy room - many can "see," but it takes considerable effort. As children, so much effort is required to decipher figures and interpret spatial relationships that most prefer touch to sight and will turn away from objects (appearing visually inattentive) while exploring them with their hands. Most children with NVI benefit from everyday vision stimulation, which should include color identification, tracking objects and identifying shapes.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice and birth injury cases. If you or your baby have been injured due to medical malpractice, you, your child and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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