Experienced Cleveland Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Cerebral palsy and other birth injuries are frequently the result of negligent medical care. Cerebral palsy is not always a random accident of nature in today's world. In a significant number of cases, the childbirth complications that resulted in cerebral palsy could have been prevented or mitigated through vigilant, attentive, prenatal and obstetric care.
If your child was born with the guidance and assistance of health care providers, and suffers from the debilitating effects of cerebral palsy, you deserve to know why. Contact the Cleveland, Ohio, birth injury law firm of Lancione & Lancione, PLL to schedule your free, thoughtful, in-depth consultation.
Medical Negligence often Leads to Cerebral Palsy
Often, a detailed investigation into the birthing circumstances of a child with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy shows that medical negligence was a factor during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Any number of negligence factors may cause hypoxia, a reduction of oxygen in the blood of the baby, leading to brain damage. An infection in the lining of the uterus affecting the bag of waters may need to be treated with antibiotics. The failure to treat can create risk factors that may lead to the development of cerebral palsy.
Failure to Monitor or Diagnose Fetal Distress During Labor
During labor, failure to diagnose fetal distress constitutes negligence when nurses and technicians did not monitor the baby's vital signs properly, or an obstetrician did not respond in a timely manner to reports of problems. The failure of medical personnel to adequately respond to fetal distress can result in significant birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or other disabilities.
Experienced Birth Injury Lawyers Getting Results for Families
The attorneys of Lancione & Lancione, PLL use their detailed knowledge of medical procedures and standards related to pregnancy and childbirth and their in-depth legal knowledge to help families obtain the compensation that a child with severe cerebral palsy will need to cover a lifetime of medical expenses.
Follow this link to read examples of successful verdicts our law firm has achieved on behalf of children who have suffered birth injuries. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation regarding legal options when birth trauma results in disabilities such as cerebral palsy.
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