What Types of Negligence Lead to Cerebral Palsy?

by | Aug 20, 2015 | Birth Injury, Firm News |


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 and is a diagnosis that possibly could have been
prevented. Surprisingly a significant number of cerebral palsy cases 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 attorneys
of The Lancione Law Firm to schedule your free, thoughtful, in-depth consultation.

We Conduct Thorough Investigations To Determine ‘Why’ Cerebral
Palsy Occurred

Often, we find that an in depth, detailed investigation reveals that the
birthing circumstances of a child with neurological disorders such as
cerebral palsy usually show that medical negligence was a factor during
pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Any number of negligence factors may cause
hypoxia which is a reduction of oxygen in the blood of the baby and can
lead to brain damage. An infection in the lining of the uterus affecting
the bag of waters may need to be treated with antibiotics. Failure to
properly treat the infection in time can create risk factors that may
lead to the development of cerebral palsy.

Failure To Monitor Or Diagnose Fetal Distress Is Medical Negligence

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 or timely treatments. 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.

Call The Lancione Law Firm For Our Experience And Ability To Get Results

The attorneys of The Lancione Law Firm, 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.

If you, your child or another loved one suffers from cerebral palsy, you
should seek the advice of an experienced medical malpractice and birth
injury lawyer immediately. We invite you to call our Rocky River office
at 440-571-6862 or
contact us online at any time. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati,
Columbus, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio.



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