Cerebral Palsy incudes a group of disorders that can affect the brain’s ability to control muscles, body movement, and the nervous system. It can be caused by traumatic injury during birth due to the negligence of the delivery staff and physicians. Although there are several treatments that can be used to improve to improve your child’s quality of life, there is no cure. Children diagnosed with cerebral palsy may be able to live independently but may also require a lifetime of specialized care and treatment depending on the severity of the diagnosis.
What causes Cerebral Palsy:
Cerebral Palsy can be caused by a number of factors including environmental, genetic, and/or negligence on the part of a doctor or delivery staff. Some common causes of Cerebral Palsy stemming from negligence include:
- Use of forceps or an extractor
- Any act that deprives a child of oxygen prior to birth
- Failure to deliver in a timely fashion if a Cesarean is necessary
- Failure to monitor or recognize fetal distress during pregnancy or labor
If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and you have questions about your legal rights, call Friedman, Domiano & Smith to discuss your case.
Friedman Domiano & Smith can help:
Friedman, Domiano & Smith has been fighting for the rights of the injured for almost 50 years. Let one of our knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys talk to you about your child’s case. The fight against Cerebral Palsy can last a lifetime. You don’t have to do it alone. If your child has been injured by the negligence of a doctor or medical staff, we can help. At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, we offer a free consultation to discuss your child’s case and legal rights.