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.
Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury
Cerebral palsy may be a birth injury, but is the condition is not exclusively linked to medical negligence. However, if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect malpractice played a role, it is important to speak with a birth injury lawyer who can investigate your claim right away.
Identifying medical malpractice is essential for getting justice – and our firm’s experience with these cases can help ensure that all instances of negligence are uncovered. Working with medical experts from various fields, we look into common causes of oxygen deprivation during delivery including:
- Improper monitoring
- Shoulder dystocia
- Umbilical cord complications
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Placental disruption
- Undiagnosed maternal infection
Several factors can cause injury to an infant’s brain, resulting in cerebral palsy. If you believe a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare provider is responsible for your child’s condition, contact us today to schedule a free case review and learn how we can help.
We Are Here for You
At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, our birth injury attorneys are dedicated to helping families get justice, but we don’t simply fight for compensation. We can help with resources for families dealing with the consequences of birth injury and will continue to provide honest and useful guidance as your case progresses. It can be frightening and disheartening to face the challenge of a medical malpractice claim alone. Let us take up your case, stand by your side, and fight for the justice your family is due.
Please call 404-760-7400 to schedule a consultation at one of our Atlanta area offices today. With two offices in Atlanta, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance serve families throughout Georgia. If your child's condition makes travel impossible, we can come to you to listen to your story and provide you with honest information about your options and rights.