Cerebral Palsy May Be the Result of Medical Malpractice
Anticipating the arrival of your baby requires a lot of preparation and consideration. What you should not have to consider and prepare for, is a medical professional making a mistake that may result in permanent damage to your newborn.
Cerebral Palsy is life-long and affects the whole family
Cerebral Palsy is a medical term used to represent several disorders that fall in the same family. The main cause of the disorder is the same in all areas; something happened to negatively affect the brain’s extrapyramidal system causing brain damage. Most often, this damage is the direct result of medical negligence.
Often the damage occurs for one of two main reasons:
- The baby is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time, this is known as asphyxia. Many situations can cause oxygen deprivation, such as an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck, placental problems, fetal distress and more.
- The delivery is difficult causing the medical professional to use suction, forceps or unusual force on the baby’s head.
Learning that your baby would otherwise, be healthy if the medical professional had not made a mistake can be devastating. Your baby may have a future suffering from developmental delays, seizure disorders, and poor muscle tone. Nothing can undo this, but you may have an option of filing a lawsuit. This suit will help you acquire the compensation your child will need to have care for the rest of their life.
There is an accepted standard of care a medical professional is expected to follow. When they fail to do this and injury results, they often find themselves named in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
These lawsuits were created to help the child who was harmed by a medical professional’s mistake. The suit is presented to the medical professional’s insurance company as a request for compensation for the mistake. It is enough that your child and your family will suffer, you should not have to suffer financially too. If you are awarded compensation, the monetary sum given to you ideally will cover medical expenses both future and past, as well as lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma and at times pays for a family caregiver.
Birth Injury falls under medical malpractice. Make sure you obtain experienced legal representation. Contact a personal injury lawyer who will help you every step of the way. John Lancione and The Lancione Law Firm of Cleveland, Ohio have 30 years of experience in advocating for the rights of those harmed by the negligence of a medical professional.
If your child is injured at birth, do not hesitate to seek legal representation even if years have passed. Call John; he will speak to you to determine if you have a case. John Lancione has recovered over 300 million for his clients. He has the experience and resources to take on even the largest companies.
The consultation is free, and you pay no fees until we recover for you. Contact us today by calling (440) 220-4439 or fill out our confidential online form.