Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries
Legal Counsel from Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys
As a parent, you entrust your doctor to look after the health of your children,
from pregnancy to birth, and even as the child grows. However, sometimes
doctors act against opposite to what we would expect from them, and this
can cause serious complications.
According to a study by Mayo Clinic, the likelihood of a child developing
cerebral palsy occurs in approximately two to four births out of every
1, 000 in the United States and Europe. Although cerebral palsy can be
an inherited condition, it is usually linked to
negligence and other errors during labor.
Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers at Henningsen Injury Attorneys,
P.C. are standing by to assist you.
Contact us to learn more about your legal options!
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy affects the neurological system, and the child may experience
difficulty with their motor functions. The child may exhibit symptoms
such as muscle stiffness, poor balance, and may suffer from muscle spasms.
He or she may require extensive, long-term medical care and ongoing treatments
for the rest of their lives. One of the largest causes of cerebral palsy
comes from oxygen deprivation.
Cerebral palsy linked may be caused by the following errors:
- Failing to detect the child is in breech position
- Failure to recognize and treat signs of fetal distress
- Failure to address changes in a baby’s heart beat
- Umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck
- Mishandling the baby with forceps or a vacuum
- Failure to promptly order a C-section when necessary
- Failure to identify and treat maternal infections
Every cerebral palsy case will be different, however, and so it is crucial
that you talk to our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers at Henningsen
Injury Attorneys, P.C. right away. Delivery room injuries, and cerebral
palsy, in particular, are avoidable. That is why we want to investigate
your case, determine how and where the accident occurred, and help your
chances of having a successful claim.
Why Hire Our Firm?
Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. has
recovered millions of dollars for clients in numerous victories and settlements. Also, our personal
injury firm is one of the most distinguished and widely recognized in
the Atlanta area. We treat each and every case with respect and personalized
care—because we put our clients first. Our success sets us apart
from other firms.
If your child has suffered an injury at birth,
contact us as soon as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to
receive phone calls.