The Law Offices of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

When Your Child Has Suffered a Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury

Little Girl in a WheelchairCerebral palsy is either caused by a brain injury or brain malformation that occurs sometime before, during, or after a child’s birth. It has a direct effect on many important aspects of a child’s life, such as muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture, and so much more. Every case of cerebral palsy is different, depending on the child and unique circumstances. As a parent, you may feel scared and unsure about many things, which is where we come in to help you understand what you can do.

Errors and Medical Malpractice

There are many errors that can happen during a child’s birth or sometime along the pregnancy due to a physician’s care. This can stem from failure to monitor signs of fetal distress, failure to order a C-section, failure to treat infection, failure to properly medicate, and so much more. Healthcare providers must always watch out for birth defects and diagnose diseases as they appear. When injuries occur due to the negligence of a provider, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney about your case. In cerebral palsy cases, you may want to speak to an attorney immediately after the injury is discovered.

In cases of cerebral palsy, many medical malpractice claims stem from a lack of oxygen reaching the baby’s brain. Many causes include the following:

  • Lack of detection of an infection during pregnancy
  • Fetal heart rate not monitories during labor and birth
  • Prolapsed umbilical cord going undetected
  • Failure to realize baby is too large for natural delivery
  • Delay in performing a C-section
  • Negligence when using delivery instruments

Cerebral palsy is an extremely serious birth injury because it is one that will affect your child the rest of their life. If you receive medical treatment in prompt time for your loved one, they can lead a normal, productive life. However, due to the injuries, you should also expect a lifetime of medicine, surgeries, and therapies as well as adaptive equipment to help your child walk as well as for many other reasons. You could spend hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in medical treatment throughout the course of their life. This is why it is important to speak to an attorney who understands the laws regarding these cases and can help you understand what rights you have. We want to help you through this difficult part of your life, so call us today for more.