What To Know About Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy caused by a birth accident is an insidious condition. Often, parents do not realize a problem exists until their child is 1 or 2 years old. Early symptoms are often a child’s inability to hold a bottle or hold his or her head up, or to learn to walk within a customary time frame.
Because immediate detection of cerebral palsy is difficult, diagnosis usually comes later, as a child’s slow or problematic development is noted. If you have learned that your child suffers from cerebral palsy, contact us to discuss a possible claim for damages. A settlement or jury verdict can provide funds that can be used to pay medical bills and to pay for costly special needs your child may have.
Fighting For The Rights Of Families Dealing With Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice at birth results from oxygen deprivation and subsequent brain damage. The most common immediate cause of oxygen deprivation during delivery is an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck.
If a child is at risk for a birth accident and birth-related cerebral palsy, doctors must be prepared. By monitoring the fetal heartbeat, doctors can determine whether the baby is in distress and take precautionary measures, including the order for an emergency cesarean section. If a doctor fails to detect risks of cerebral palsy, he or she may have committed medical malpractice. The medical malpractice and personal injury law firm of MetroLaw.Com can investigate whether medical malpractice occurred, and fight for your right to receive damages.
Cerebral palsy can lead to learning disabilities and physical disabilities. If you have questions regarding cerebral palsy, contact birth injury lawyer Robert Solomon for answers and representation. We offer free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments, and employ in-house Spanish and Portuguese speakers for our clients’ convenience. To contact an attorney, email us, or call us toll free at 800-469-6476.