Did Negligence Contribute To Your Baby’s Cerebral Palsy?
When a cerebral palsy diagnosis is made, the entire future you envisioned for your child and your family will change. Extensive medical treatment, therapy and assistive devices may be required to help your child live a more normal life. You may need to limit your work schedule or stop working altogether.
The Lancione Law Firm is one of the leading medical malpractice and birth injury law firms in Cleveland. For over three generations, our attorneys have fought for the injured. We have a special interest in birth injury cases involving cerebral palsy, and have thus obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our legal team has the skills and legal resources to prove fault in medical malpractice claims resulting in cerebral palsy.
Is Someone To Blame For Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis?
What if medical malpractice is to blame for your child’s condition? Serious birth injuries or errors causing cerebral palsy can occur at any time during pregnancy, labor or delivery. They can also occur immediately following the birth if a doctor or nurse does not provide the appropriate treatment in a timely manner.
Some common medical errors that lead to cerebral palsy include:
- Failure to perform a C-section when a fetus is in distress
- The failure to recognize and treat infant seizures
- Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord
- Excessive use of a vacuum extractor
- Improper use of delivery forceps
- Improper response to precarious vital signs
- Delayed delivery
- Failure to recognize fetal distress
- Failure to diagnose and treat jaundice or meningitis
- Failure to recognize preeclampsia
An experienced Cleveland cerebral palsy attorney can investigate the matter to determine what occurred and whether malpractice was involved.
What Are The Four Different Categories Of Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders related to an individual’s inability to control their motor function. Typically, cerebral palsy is categorized into four types:
- Athetoid or dyskinetic cerebral palsy
- Ataxic cerebral palsy
- Spastic cerebral palsy
- Mixed forms of cerebral palsy
Symptoms of each of these four types can range from mild to severe. The medical care for children and adults diagnosed with cerebral palsy can be financially and emotionally challenging. Cerebral palsy can require a lifetime of medical care to deal with the physical disorders as well as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists and physical therapists.
Your Case Is Always In Caring Hands At The Lancione Law Firm
At The Lancione Law Firm, we realize you are going through what is likely the most trying time of your life. We are here to provide legal counsel and to also offer caring, one-on-one support so you can experience some peace of mind during this ordeal. We always prepare all our birth injury claims for a favorable trial verdict. This often prompts the at-fault party’s insurance provider to make a large settlement offer to avoid going up against us in trial. When you select our firm, you can be confident knowing we will take every measure possible to protect your best interests in seeking a full financial recovery for your loved one affected by cerebral palsy.