Doctors, hospitals and medical staff have a responsibility to the mother they are treating as well as to the unborn child. Trust is placed in the doctors that they will follow the proper standards of medical care, and give their full time and attention to the patient they are treating.
Medical mistakes during the pregnancy, birth and after delivery can have serious and life-long consequences for the child. Cerebral palsy, also known as CP, is a brain injury that could result from a medical error during birth. If the injury could have been prevented, the child may be able to obtain financial compensation through a cerebral palsy lawsuit.
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential claims for families throughout the United States. To review a lawsuit for your child’s cerebral palsy, request a free consultation.
Examples of Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits Reviewed
- The mother was given an emergency cesarean (c-section) after several hours of labor and repeated attempts to deliver the child vaginally, resulting in fetal distress for the baby
- The hospital failed to properly identify symptoms or problems with the pregnancy when the mother presented to the emergency room with spotting and bleeding. The mother was sent home instead of being admitted, resulting in an emergency delivery several hours later.
- The mother was allowed to remain in labor for too long. With low amniotic fluids and the baby in the birth canal, the child’s brain was deprived of oxygen resulting in cerebral palsy.
- The doctor failed to identify that the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck and correct the situation to avoid oxygen being cut off during delivery.
- After unsuccessfully attempting to induce labor for several hours and failing to do a cesarean (c-section) within a reasonable amount of time, the baby went into fetal distress resulting in permanent damage to the brain.
- The doctor failed to arrive at the delivery room in time, and the nurses did not locate another physician to deliver the child. As a result the baby was kept in the birth canal for too long, resulting in a deprivation of oxygen to the brain.
- The hospital staff failed to identify that the mother’s water had broken.
- The doctors used forceps and vacuum suction extraction when not necessary or appropriate, resulting to a trauma to the brain which caused cerebral palsy.
- The nursing staff and doctor failed to properly monitor the fetal heart beat and interpret the fetal heart rate monitor to identify signs of fetal distress, and properly react to deliver the child before lifelong brain damage was suffered.
- The mother was not given proper recommendations for prenatal care when indications of a high risk pregnancy were present.
- The doctor used excessive force when pulling on the baby during delivery, causing a trauma to the baby’s brain.
- During delivery the baby’s shoulder became stuck on the mother’s pubic bone (should dystocia) and the doctor failed to react resulting in the baby being becoming stuck and deprived of oxygen.
- The doctor failed to recognize signs of a potential risk that the baby may become stuck during delivery, and the hospital staff was not prepared for an emergency cesarean (c-section).
- The baby suffered a trauma to the head during delivery, resulting in cerebral palsy brain damage..
OBTAIN A FREE CP LAWSUIT CLAIM EVALUATION
If you suspect something was done wrong during birth and your child now has cerebral palsy, it is possible a mistake was made. The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. can investigate the circumstances surrounding the birth and have medical records reviewed by qualified cerebral palsy experts to determine whether the disability could have been prevented. Millions of dollars in financial settlements and benefits have been recovered by our clients through a cerebral palsy lawsuit, and our lawyers may be able to help your family as well.
It is important to investigate your child’s potential lawsuit quickly, as there are deadlines in each state that could bar the child’s right to obtain benefits. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation to find out if compensation may be available. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained for the child.