Cerebral palsy is a condition that impairs the nerves of newborn babies and debilitates their motor functions throughout their entire lives. Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability that children experience. Cerebral palsy actually describes a group of related disorders that disrupt muscle function and development. When a child develops cerebral palsy, the symptoms may change over time, but they never stop completely.
Children who have a cerebral palsy disorder display at least one or a combination of neurological symptoms, such as respiratory impairment, learning disability, drooling, slurred speech, and epilepsy. They may also experience muscle spasms that interfere with their ability to perform basic tasks like walking, lifting, and sitting. We have not discovered a universal cure for cerebral palsy yet. However, there are several types of treatment options available to manage the symptoms of cerebral palsy and partially restore a child’s motor functions.
Common causes of cerebral palsy is related to medical mistakes committed before and during labor. One such mistake is the interruption of the oxygen supply to a newborn baby while they are still in the womb, but medical experts now believe this cause is in a small number of cases. Regardless, the areas of the brain often damaged in these types of situations are the same areas of the brain that are responsible for controlling motor functioning.
In many instances, these types of traumatic injuries are preventable. Modern medicine has developed standard procedures which, when performed correctly and timely, allow health care providers to predict and respond appropriately to impending birth complications. A common example of such a complication occurs when the umbilical cord becomes misaligned or prolapses and becomes entangled around the baby’s neck or body. If doctors fail to properly monitor the position of the umbilical cord, the baby’s oxygen supply may be reduced or completely cut off. This failure can result in brain damage or a stillborn. An estimated one in every 300 babies experiences an umbilical cord prolapse.
Failure to conduct pre-labor interviews and monitor the positioning of an unborn fetus can amount to medical malpractice when a baby suffers injuries as a result. Cerebral palsy treatments may be necessary throughout a person’s lifetime. Experts have determined that not every case of cerebral palsy is related to medical malpractice. However, the cases that are the result of medical mistakes are preventable. In these cases, hospitals and doctors are the ones responsible for these injuries. Accordingly, they should be the ones who should be paying the costs of your child’s treatment. While no compensation can completely correct these types of mistakes, the ability to pay for adequate treatment can restore some of your child’s ability to function normally.
If a negligently performed birth injured your child in Chandler, you have options. You may be entitled to recover all of the expenses you have incurred and expenses which may be impending as it relates to treating your child’s cerebral palsy. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can help you determine the cause of your child’s cerebral palsy injuries and help you obtain relief for your family’s losses and your child’s future medical care. Families in Chandler can reach one of our cerebral palsy lawyers by phone at (800) 222-9529 to review birth injury cases free of charge.
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You May Recover Compensation for Cerebral Palsy Treatments
If your child’s cerebral palsy occurred in connection with negligent medical practices, we will help you seek justice and to make the negligent health care providers pay for their mistakes. Proving that medical malpractice was the cause of an injury is never easy. However, a birth injury lawyer can help you find the medical evidence and expert opinions that often improve the chances of a successful claim.
When we successfully recover compensation for our birth injury clients, we request relief for every form of loss that they may have suffered. In many cases, these losses include:
- Various forms of therapy
- Surgical procedures
- Physicians’ fees
- Ambulance trips
- Hospital visits
- Medical devices
- Speech aid devices
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Intentional misconduct, if any
- Any losses related to cerebral palsy
If your child is the victim of medical malpractice that occurred in Chandler, our attorneys will represent you at no upfront cost. If we obtain a settlement or jury verdict in your favor, we deduct our fees from the recovery. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group now at (800) 222-9529 for more information.
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Now Fighting for Families in Chandler With Birth Injuries
The attorneys at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group want to help families of birth injuries in Chandler. When health care providers fail to provide the standard of care your family deserves, our lawyers expose their liability through expert investigative and evidence gathering techniques. We also have access to resources that can expose the true cause of cerebral palsy, such as medical specialists with years of experience giving testimony relating to causation. Ultimately, we go the extra mile to provide our clients with every advantage available to help their claims succeed.
However, medical malpractice claims are subject to a time limit in every state, known as the statute of limitations. Undue delays may negatively impact the outcome of your claim. We suggest calling the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 as soon as possible to get started with a cerebral palsy lawyer in Chandler.