Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury? Talk To Our Attorneys.
Cerebral palsy is a condition that can develop prior to or during birth. It is the result of fetal brain damage and can leave victims facing a lifetime of hardship. Most cases of cerebral palsy occur when the fetus suffers a brain injury during birth, suffers a lack of oxygen to the brain, or develops sepsis or another type of infection.
Cerebral palsy is usually preventable with attentive medical care during pregnancy and delivery. If any member of your prenatal care, delivery or postnatal care team failed to recognize the telltale signs of fetal distress or the presence of infection, it can create grounds for a medical malpractice claim if your child develops cerebral palsy as a result.
At Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, our attorneys provide comprehensive representation to children and families who are living with the devastation of cerebral palsy. We work tirelessly to see that the negligent parties are held accountable and that your child receives maximum compensation for the harm he or she has suffered.
Erb’s Palsy Can Often Be Prevented
Erb’s palsy typically develops in cases involving the mishandling of shoulder dystocia during delivery. In these cases, the shoulder of the fetus becomes lodged behind the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery. If the child’s shoulder is not dislodged correctly, it can injure the child’s brachial plexus, the network of nerves that operates the arm, resulting in the loss of use of the arm.
In addition to concerns over the potential for Erb’s palsy, doctors must act quickly to ensure the timely delivery of the child in shoulder dystocia cases to prevent oxygen deprivation and possible brain damage.
We have the resources to properly investigate your case and pursue the full and fair compensation your child deserves. We do not stop with seeking compensation for injury victims; we work to create a fundamental change in the way hospitals operate in an effort to minimize the chance of future victimization.
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