A cerebral palsy birth injury results from complications in the labor and delivery of a baby, and can be mild or severe. Sadly, human error is one of the main causes of birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy.
Free Cerebral Palsy Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, brachial plexus palsy or Erb’s palsy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Sometimes occurring for no apparent reason, birth defects are the leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S. Around 70% of all birth defects have an unknown cause, but some birth defects have been linked to medical mistakes. In the U.S., birth defects are attributed to over 20% of all infant deaths.
Cerebral Palsy Injury Symptoms in Newborns
There are a number of signs and symptoms that can trigger suspicion that an infant may have cerebral palsy. Signs and symptoms may include:
- Lethargy, lack of alertness
- Extreme fussiness
- Trembling in the legs or arms
- High-pitched cry
- Periods where the infant will stop breathing
- Slow heart rate
- Difficulty eating, swallowing or sucking
- Easily startled
- Low muscle tone
Due to the fact that birth injuries occur at a critical time in a child’s development, they can have any number of devastating and permanent effects. For this reason, doctors should exercise extreme caution in the delivery room. Unfortunately, even the slightest mistake could result in cerebral palsy in a newborn.
Sadly, cerebral palsy is irreversible, and requires long-term medical treatment. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy that you feel may be the result of medical malpractice, you need to ensure your legal rights are protected. You may be eligible to recover compensation for medical expenses, mental anguish, and more.
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 lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.