Every year thousands of children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice at the time of birth. While most cases of cerebral palsy are not tied to a medical error, some children would not have suffered the brain injury if the doctors, hospital or nurses followed the proper standards of medical care during labor and delivery.
When cerebral palsy results from negligence or a mistake that could have been prevented, financial compensation may be available for the child through a cerebral palsy malpractice lawsuit. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have experience handling complex medical negligence cases and investigate lawsuits for cerebral palsy for children throughout the United States.
To review a potential case for your child or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE RESULTING IN CEREBRAL PALSY
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The medical malpractice law firm of Saiontz & Kirk has the experience and resources to investigate potential cases for children throughout the United States to determine if compensation may be available through a cerebral palsy lawsuit.
Complications are often encountered during labor and delivery. It is the medical provider’s responsibility to identify potential problems and react accordingly.
In most situations, a well trained doctor is able to react appropriately and follow the proper standard of medical care to deal with the situation. However, doctors and nurses are human and mistakes can be made.
Sometime very skilled and competent doctors have lapses in judgment or are distracted from the mother in labor who has placed her trust in the physician.
When a person driving a car fails to pay attention to the road causes an accident, they are held accountable for the damage their negligence caused.
Similarly, if a doctor, hospital or nurse fails to use the appropriate level of medical care, they should be held responsible for these mistakes which can lead to lifelong problems for the child and huge expenses for the family.
Below are some examples of common allegations raise in medical malpractice lawsuits for cerebral palsy where a child suffered a brain injury as a result of the actions, or inaction, of a doctor, hospital or nurse:
- Failure to perform a cesarean (c-section) in a timely fashion
- Failure to control the pace of labor and delivery, and allowing the baby to remain in the birth canal for too long
- Improper use of forceps or excessive use of vacuum extraction
- Failure to properly monitor the baby’s heart rate through a fetal heart rate monitor
- Failure to identify and prevent meconium aspiration
- Failure to react appropriately when signs of fetal distress first appear
- Failure to identify and correct umbilical cord complications (such as the cord being wrapped around the baby’s neck or a prolapsed cord)
- Failure to identify and treat medical conditions in the mother during prenatal care, which lead to a high risk of birth complications
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If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the cerebral palsy lawyers 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.
If it is determined that a child’s cerebral palsy was caused by malpractice, a financial settlement may be available to compensate the family for the lifetime of medical care that will be required as a result of the medical mistake.
Obtaining money for your child requires experienced medical malpractice lawyers with skills, resources and experience handling cerebral palsy suits. Our lawyers have investigated and reviewed thousands of claims for parents of children with cerebral palsy who suspected it was caused by negligence, neglect or mistakes made by doctors during child birth. Millions of dollars in financial settlement benefits have been recovered by our clients as a result of cerebral palsy lawsuit claims.
It is important to investigate your child’s potential cerebral palsy claim quickly since there are deadlines in each state which could bar the child’s right to obtain cerebral palsy settlement benefits. Request a free consultation and cerebral palsy claim evaluation. There are no fees or expenses unless we obtain a recovery for the child.