Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawyer
Most cases of cerebral palsy are not anyone’s fault. Some children are born with cerebral palsy, a term used to describe a combination of related brain and nerve disorders. However, there are cases of cerebral palsy that were not present before delivery. It was an injury during childbirth that caused the damage to the brain. When these injuries could have been prevented by the medical team, it can be heartbreaking and a case of medical malpractice.
Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain. Most commonly the damage occurs during pregnancy, but it can also occur during or after delivery. In cases where cerebral palsy is delivery-related, it is often due to an injury to the head or lack of oxygen to the brain during labor or delivery. Some of these injuries can be prevented by the medical team performing the delivery, especially if the wrong techniques are used during delivery or there is a delay in reacting to fetal distress.
Children born with cerebral palsy have a long road of medical care ahead of them and will likely have special needs all their lives. If this injury could have been prevented or was directly caused by the delivery team, it is only right that the parents receive compensation to provide the best care for their child.
Erb’s Palsy Caused by Birth Injuries
Erb’s palsy is often confused with cerebral palsy, but they are two very different conditions. What they have in common is both can be caused by medical errors made during childbirth. With Erb’s palsy, a difficult birth can damage nerves, and the tell-tale sign is paralysis in the upper arm and rotation of the lower arm.
If your child has cerebral or Erb’s palsy and there were complications during delivery, it is important for parents to explore the circumstances. Medical facilities rarely will admit error, but a third-party can investigate what happened during delivery. Contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer to discuss your case. Your child may be the victim of medical malpractice and may be able to receive compensation to help with their medical care.