California Birth Injury Attorney
Cerebral Palsy – Birth Injury Attorney in California
Cerebral palsy is a muscle disorder caused by damage to the brain. Such brain injuries can occur as a result of oxygen deprivation or trauma to the unborn baby’s brain. Depending on the severity of a child’s cerebral palsy, they might have complete or partial paralysis in certain parts of their body.
There are several different types of cerebral palsy. Some of the most common forms of cerebral palsy are:
- Ataxic cerebral palsy (problems walking or moving)
- Athetoid cerebral palsy (involuntary movements)
- Spastic cerebral palsy (problems moving due to stiff muscles)
Cerebral palsy is often the result of mistakes committed by a doctor, nurse or other medical practitioners during childbirth. If your baby is diagnosed with this condition, you can expect a lifetime of care and significant medical expenses.
Experienced doctors know to look for these warning signs that something could be wrong. As a result, many physicians choose to perform a cesarean section (C-section) to deliver the baby instead of traditional vaginal birth. Or the doctor may prescribe certain medications or treatment to the pregnant mother or newborn baby.
Unfortunately, not all doctors notice such warning signs. Or if they do, they don’t react quickly enough to such serious situations. As a result, some children develop cerebral palsy.
If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy is the result of medical malpractice, your family may be entitled to financial compensations from the negligent medical practitioner. The first step is to determine the cause: whether or not the injuries occurred due to the error of a medical practitioner or natural causes.
Common forms of medical malpractice that might lead to cerebral palsy include failure to detect a displacement of the umbilical cord, failure to properly monitor fetal heart rate before and during labor and birthing process, and failure to perform a C-section when necessary.
If you believe your child is a victim of medical malpractice, contact Potter Handy, LLP today.
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You not only deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life but, most importantly, you deserve to be free from your new financial hardships. Payment for your baby’s birth injury is often critical to you and your family’s future.
With our team on your side, you have the invaluable opportunity to seek justice and compensation for your child’s lifelong care. Our California Birth Injury Attorney is truly here for you and your family.
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