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.
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.