Cerebral palsy is a serious birth injury caused by a trauma to the brain of a newborn or a lack of oxygen causing brain damage either during pregnancy, during delivery or shortly after birth. If your child is born with cerebral palsy, a Long Beach cerebral palsy attorney at the law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn may be able to help you recover compensation for your child’s injury as well as the pain and suffering you and your child face.
Birth injuries occur either before, during or shortly after birth. In some cases, they are caused by medical negligence during the delivery process. If you believe that your baby’s cerebral palsy was caused by a medical mistake, you should contact a birth injury lawyer for help.
A birth injury lawyer will be able to conduct an evaluation of your case to determine what happened and why. If negligence occurred, an attorney can help you seek and obtain justice for your child’s injury. Compensatory damages might include extensive therapy and treatments as well as financial support for your family.
Depending on the severity of the symptoms, cerebral palsy can cause:
- Abnormal muscle tone
- Limp or excessively rigid limbs
- Abnormal postures
- Uncontrollable or spastic movements
- Skeletal deformities
Affected babies might also suffer:
- Mental retardation
- Speech problems
Medical Mistakes That Lead to Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy often develops from environmental or congenital factors. Some cases are caused by medical mistakesduring delivery — a qualified attorney will work with experts to determine the cause of your baby’s injury. if negligence occurred, you might be eligible to recover compensation. Medical mistakes that result in birth injuries can include:
- Failing to properly monitor the pregnancy to anticipate delivery complications
- Failure to respond quickly to signs of fetal distress prior to delivery
- Administering incorrect drugs or improper dosages
- Incorrect use of forceps or vacuum during delivery
- Failure to note or treat an umbilical cord wrapping around the babies neck
- Failure to perform C-section when it would have prevented injury
Contact a Long Beach Cerebral Palsy Attorney
If your baby is born with cerebral palsy and you believe it may have been caused by medical negligence, our attorneys would like to help you. Contact a skilled and compassionate Long Beach cerebral palsy lawyer at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn for help today. We provide free consultation for people who believe they might have a case.