It is widely believed that many cerebral palsy cases are a direct result of delivery mistakes. Sadly, procedural errors can be made by doctors that have severe consequences including birth asphyxia, cerebral palsy, and even death.
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?
Although the cause of most cerebral palsy is present before birth, the period of labor and delivery is still risky. Over due pregnancies, overly large babies, prolonged labor, and breech deliveries increase the risk of injury occurring during birth. A pregnancy which runs beyond the normal gestational period of 40 weeks is a risk for a difficult delivery because the baby can be larger than normal.
Cerebral Palsy Delivery Risk Factors
Cerebral palsy delivery risk factors include (but are not limited to):
• Premature delivery (less than 37 weeks gestation)
• Prolonged rupture of the amniotic membranes for more than 24 hours leading to fetal infection
• Severely depressed (slow) fetal heart rate during labor, indicating fetal distress
• Abnormal presentation such as breech, face, or transverse lie, which makes for a difficult delivery
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you have any suspicion at all that his or her condition could have been prevented, you must contact a lawyer immediately. When delivery mistakes occur to one child, they may just as likely occur again. It is up to you to activate your legal rights to obtain reparations for your family and prevent future medical negligence.
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, & Erb’s palsy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.