Get Legal Advice When Cerebral Palsy Is A Result Of Negligence
Cerebral palsy is often a tragic consequence of complications during birth. From our law offices in Toledo, we often hear about such cases in the metro area and in other regional communities such as Sylvania. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with an attorney.
We are knowledgeable about ways that cerebral palsy often occurs. Experts tell us that when a fetus doesn’t get enough oxygen because of a squeezed placenta during labor or a pinched umbilical cord during birth, brain injury can result, leading to cerebral palsy. The March of Dimes spells out a variety of causes of cerebral palsy:
- Infections during pregnancy
- Insufficient oxygen reaching the fetus
- 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
An experienced brain injury attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into any demonstrable negligence on the part of health care providers, including hospitals. An experienced lawyer can also build a compelling case for compensation that a child and a family will need to move forward after a birth injury causes cerebral palsy.
A child who suffered a brain injury during the birthing process will start life off with extraordinary challenges to cope with. He or she may have normal to above-average intelligence, but demonstrate physical problems such as:
- Motor dysfunction
- Floppy or hypertense muscles
- Inability to walk or get around without crutches or a wheelchair
These children and their parents need top-notch therapy and accommodations — and the resources to pay for them.
The question that parents most often ask when a child is affected by cerebral palsy is “why?” Through close evaluation of the facts, the answer to “why?” Often becomes crystal clear. When a medical provider’s negligence led to cerebral palsy, a successful birth injury claim can help the child and a whole family obtain essential financial resources.
Experienced Advocates Fighting For You
At the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates, 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 bring in experts from all over the country to review claims. If we take your case, such experts can help us determine whether you should pursue compensation. 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.