Cerebral Palsy Litigation Birth Injury Attorneys

Cerebral palsy is a tragic consequence of complications during birth. When a fetus doesn't get enough oxygen because of a squeezed placenta during labor or a pinched umbilical cord during birth, brain injury leading to cerebral palsy can result.

Contact an experienced cerebral palsy litigation attorney to schedule a free initial consultation if you believe your child suffered brain damage during labor or delivery.

Cerebral Palsy Is A Type Of Brain Injury

A child who suffered a brain injury during the birthing process may have normal to above-average intelligence, but demonstrate physical problems such as:

  • Motor dysfunction
  • Spasticity
  • Floppy or hypertense muscles
  • Inability to walk or get around without crutches or a wheel chair

The March of Dimes spells out the following common causes of cerebral palsy:

  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Insufficient oxygen reaching the fetus
  • Prematurity
  • Asphyxia during labor and delivery
  • Blood diseases
  • Severe jaundice
  • Other birth defects, including brain malformations, numerous genetic diseases and other physical birth defects that increase the risk of cerebral palsy
  • Acquired cerebral palsy, often caused by brain infections (such as meningitis) and head injuries

The question that parents most often ask when a child is affected by cerebral palsy is "why?" A birth injury lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation into any demonstrable negligence on the part of healthcare providers, including hospitals. Through close evaluation of the facts, the answer to "why?" often becomes crystal clear.

At Gary Osborne & Associates in Toledo, Ohio, we have been investigating and litigating potential medical malpractice cases, including birth injury cases, for more than 30 years. These cases are demanding and require extensive knowledge in the medical field that our law firm can provide.

We seek out the best available experts throughout the country to review your claim and determine whether you should pursue compensation. We take great care to honestly assess your birth injury case. We only proceed after receiving opinions from highly qualified experts that a hospital, nurse or doctor was negligent and serious injury such as cerebral palsy has resulted.

Contact the law firm to schedule a free initial consultation.