Was your child injured at birth? If a doctor makes a bad decision or fails to notice warning signs during delivery, you and your child could suffer lifelong consequences. While medical mistakes happen, they should not go unnoticed.
When can cerebral palsy occur?
Many parents try to tackle their child’s diagnosis by going through everything in their heads. Did they do something wrong? Could they have prevented this? Was it really the doctor’s fault? These thoughts can be a heavy burden to handle on your own.
Cerebral palsy is one of many injuries that can happen before, during or after birth. As a result, your doctor, midwife or nurse might not have realized what happened right away. They might not realize or want to admit that it was their own actions that caused the injury.
The following are some of the leading causes of cerebral palsy birth injuries:
- Delayed birth due to genetic or environmental factors.
- Medical malpractice from negligence or errors.
- Oxygen deprivation from events during birth.
- Genetic complications in the womb (Erb’s palsy).
However, in many cases the heart of the injury cannot be untangled from complicating factors surrounding the birth. This can leave parents confused, frustrated and unsure where to turn.
If you believe a medical professional contributed to your child’s birth injury or cerebral palsy, they could be a victim of medical malpractice. By seeking legal help, you can hold the individuals responsible for their actions.
Your child may need lifelong support after a birth injury. A financial settlement could help ensure your family has the equipment and care you need to live a happy, healthy life.