Baltimore cerebral Palsy Lawyer
When Cerebral Palsy Is Caused by Medical Error
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects a wide range of motor functions and the mental development of a child. Serious medical malpractice can often result in a lack of oxygen to the infant's brain during child birth and potentially cause this life-changing disorder. A birth injury attorney is an invaluable asset to parents dealing with the aftermath of a difficult labor and poor medical treatment. If you believe you have a case, contact Murphy, Falcon & Murphy for a free initial consultation with one of our birth injury lawyers.
Call us at 410.983.6266 for a free evaluation of your legal rights and options.
Can Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy may not be immediately apparent and may have developed in the womb, or during labor. While hospitals, doctors, and medical staff take careful precautions to ensure a safe delivery, mistakes do happen.
Common causes of medical malpractice leading to cerebral palsy include:
- A lack of detection and treatment of infections in the mother during pregnancy
- Inappropriate monitoring of the baby's heart rate before and during labor
- Overlooking a prolapsed umbilical cord
- Failing to propose a cesarean section if the baby is too large for the birth canal
- Delayed performance of a C-section
- Delivery errors caused by a vacuum and forceps
Over time, symptoms following mistakes like these include abnormal muscle tone and muscle impairment, abnormal posture, digestive problems, learning disabilities, speech problems, lack of coordination, seizures, and developmental delay. While treatment is available, someone with cerebral palsy must undergo treatment for the rest of their life and be dependent upon others. However, cerebral palsy will not get worse over time, and it is possible to create a customized program for your child that will greatly help them succeed.
Let Our Team Represent You
Pursuing compensation for infant injury leading to cerebral palsy is difficult, but necessary. Cerebral palsy patients require a high level of care and treatment to lessen the effects of their disease. Medical litigation is complex and hospitals are well-defended from liability by teams of experienced lawyers. Fortunately, our Baltimore firm employs skilled attorneys who have years of experience handling birth injury cases, and have recovered $700+ million for clients over the years.
Call (410) 983-6266 to get started on your free initial consultation.