A medical provider caring for an expectant mother and the fetus are responsible to assure that they provide adequate care during the pregnancy, during labor and delivery, and immediately after the delivery of the baby.
Failing to provide adequate care can result in the doctors and nurses being held accountable for medical negligence and the outcome of a pregnancy.
Some common forms of birth injuries arising from medical negligence or malpractice include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brachial Plexus and Erbs Palsy
If you have recently given birth to a child with Cerebral Palsy, Brachial Plexus Palsy or Erbs Palsy you are probably wondering just what went wrong and when. Let us help you find out what really happened. If you suspect that medical negligence has been a factor in your child’s birth injury, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a birth injury lawsuit and we can help.
What Went Wrong?
Some of the most common reasons that a baby is born with Cerebral Palsy include the following:
- Failure to understand and respond to the altering conditions of the fetus during labor
- Failure to take action on changes in the mother’s condition during pregnancy
- Failure to require specific tests during pregnancy; and not interpreting the tests correctly
- Failure to carry out a cesarean section in the incidence of fetal distress
- Failure to induce when the membranes have been ruptured for too long
- Excessive use of vacuum extraction
- Lack of oxygen to the brain or trauma to the head during labor and delivery can also cause cerebral palsy. If an infant does not get enough oxygen the brain they can be seriously injured.
Does My Child Have Cerebral Palsy?
Below is a list of symptoms related to Cerebral Palsy:
- The infant demonstrates poor sucking after birth
- Seizures develop within 24 to 48 hours
- The child is limp at birth
- The skin is blue at birth
- The infant needs resuscitation because he/she is not breathing
- There is no history in the family of brain damage
- The infant has problems maintaining temperature after birth
- The bag of waters was ruptured for over 24 hours
- There is meconium (fecal) staining on the baby at the time of delivery.
Do I have a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
The Birth Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Cerebral Palsy, Brachial Plexus Palsy and Erbs Palsy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new birth injury cases in all 50 states.
If you suspect that medical negligence has been a factor in your child’s birth injury, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a birth injury lawsuit and we can help.