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Can Cerebral Palsy Be Caused by Malpractice?

Children can develop cerebral palsy under several conditions, all of which constitute negligence in the eyes of the civil court system. You trust medical professionals to take care of your body as well as your babies. Their failure cannot only permanently alter the quality of your child’s life, but it can also cost you thousands of dollars.

Let the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP break down the different ways that the negligence that caused your child to develop cerebral palsy can be classified as malpractice within the civil system. You can count on an experienced birth injury attorney to gather the evidence necessary to make this claim should you wish to pursue compensation for your losses. 

Medical Malpractice: Does It Cause Cerebral Palsy? 

Medical malpractice can make the process of giving birth more complicated than it already is. Unfortunately, that mistreatment can see a newborn child suffer severe muscular and nerve damage, including the kind of injuries that can result in cerebral palsy. 

Cerebral palsy tends to stem from a child’s lack of oxygen during birth. A child’s lack of oxygen can have an immediate impact on the health of their brains, doing irreversible damage to their cognitive abilities. Children with cerebral palsy may permanently have to contend with muscle tremors, paralysis, and impacted speech.

Medical professionals have an obligation, particularly when overseeing the birth of a child, to ensure that both the child and their parents receive optimum care. Professionals who fail to uphold their industry’s standard of care can assume responsibility for the losses they force these new families to endure.

How Can You Identify Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice?

You have the right to take legal action against a medical institution if its negligence caused your child to develop cerebral palsy. Before you file a lawsuit, though, you need to make sure you have the evidence on hand to:

  • Prove that a medical professional’s behavior fell below industry standards during your treatment
  • Prove that said negligence resulted in your child’s injuries
  • Prove that your family endured financial losses as a result of that mistreatment

How do you make these points? Our attorneys encourage you to work with third-party medical professionals to break down the circumstances that led to your complications during birth. When collaborating with an experienced personal injury lawyer, your third-party team may discover:

  • The original institution’s failure to diagnose health issues in a pregnant parent
  • Failure to identify complications with the child’s health during the birthing process
  • Failure to attend to complications during birth with the appropriate tools or resources
  • Lack of treatment due to bias, negligence, or the deliberate intent to do harm

You need evidence to make these points, particularly if you want to take your case to civil court. Fortunately, our team does not make new parents retraumatize themselves with an investigation into the medical malpractice that injured their child. We conduct investigations on our clients’ behalf while you prioritize your and your new child’s health.

How Can You React to Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis?

You are not obligated to sue a medical institution if you come away from the birth of your child contending with a cerebral palsy diagnosis. However, birth is expensive. Raising a child with cerebral palsy can prove even more expensive if you don’t have the resources to provide your child with the care they need to maintain a consistent quality of life.

Filing a personal injury claim against the institution that injured your child can allow you to recover the damages you need to overcome the bills standing between you and a normal life. You can work with an attorney throughout this process to minimize your legal stress while coping with new parenthood.

If you’re unsure whether you want to take legal action against a medical institution, consider scheduling an appointment with a personal injury lawyer. Your first case evaluation comes free of charge. You also have the right to walk away from a case – we do not force you to take legal action against an institution or person if you don’t want to.

Let Us Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

Unchecked medical malpractice can result in cerebral palsy. The medical professionals responsible for the health and well-being of your child should have the experience to ensure that your child has consistent access to the oxygen they need to grow up. 

Failure to protect your child from birth complications can constitute negligence and afford you the right to civil action. If you want to hold a medical institution responsible for the negligence that led to your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can take your case to court. Call (516) 358-6900 or reach out to our team online for more information.

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