Cerebral palsy is a result of damage to or abnormal development of the parts of the brain responsible for movement. This can occur while the brain is developing in utero, during labor and delivery, or even following birth. The exact cause of cerebral palsy is not always known.
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Medical negligence, more commonly known as medical malpractice, occurs when a healthcare provider fails in his or her duty to the patient. This may come in the form of a delayed diagnosis, surgical error, improper medication, or a host of other serious and potentially deadly issues. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is here to help.
Injury and accident lawsuits may take just a few short months to settle, but most take around a year. In complex cases, it may take two to three years to come to a verdict.
According to the Journal of Patient Safety, a publication that is “dedicated to presenting research advances and field applications in every area of patient safety,” the leading types of medical malpractice in the United States are:
Hypoxia is a condition caused by oxygen deprivation at the tissue level. There are two types of hypoxia:
- General, affecting the whole body
- Localized, affecting a single part or region of the body
When hypoxia occurs during labor or delivery and nothing is done to address the condition, birth injury may be unavoidable.
The attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have decades of experience helping families deal with the emotional and financial consequences of birth injuries. If your child was injured during labor or delivery, you may be entitled to compensation for all related medical and rehabilitation expenses. If your child’s injury will result in lifelong struggles, your family may be entitled to compensation for all related financial damages along with considerations for emotional and physical suffering.