Basically, hydrocephalus means an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. This pressure has the potential to damage the brain's tissues.
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Hydrocephalus can occur at any age, but it is more common among infants and older adults. This condition can be present at birth or occur following a stroke, disease or brain injury, especially in the elderly.

If your child developed symptoms of hydrocephalus after a difficult delivery, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Its causes are not always clear. In infants, however, hydrocephalus may develop as a result of birth injury — a physical trauma.

Symptoms of this condition in infants include an unusually large head or head that is rapidly increasing in size. There may also be a bulging spot on the top of the head. Children with hydrocephalus are often subject to vomiting, seizures and poor feeding.

If you experienced a difficult delivery and your child develops symptoms characteristic of hydrocephalus, you may be entitled to compensation.

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