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. With these changes, the recovery of a settlement or award could make all the difference in your ability to pay for your child’s lifelong care.
What if medical malpractice is to blame for your child’s condition? Medical errors leading to cerebral palsy can occur at any time during pregnancy, labor and birth. They can also occur immediately following the birth when doctors and nurses fail to provide the proper medical care due to inaction, failing to prevent an injury, or by making a mistake that causes harm to the baby resulting in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. An experienced Ohio cerebral palsy attorney can investigate the matter to determine what occurred and whether malpractice was involved.
The Lancione Law Firm is one of the leading medical malpractice and birth injury law firms in Ohio. Over three generations, our attorneys fought for the injured. We have a special interest in birth injury cases involving cerebral palsy, and have thus obtained numerous multi-million-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.
If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy could have been avoided if standard medical procedures had been followed, call (440) 220-4439 for a free consultation or contact us online.
Cerebral Palsy: Definition & Causes
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders typically 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, or mixed forms of cerebral palsy. Symptoms of each of these four types can range from mild to severe.
While it is true that genetic factors can contribute to cerebral palsy, it may be caused by oxygen deprivation, head trauma, or brain injury during the birthing process.
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
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.
Ohio cerebral palsy lawyer John Lancione always prepares all of 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.
Take the first step toward justice and the recovery of compensation for your child’s complete, lifelong care. Call (440) 220-4439 for your free consultation.