Cerebral Palsy is a very serious medical condition that occurs when oxygen can not get to an infant’s brain during delivery. Though it can range from mild to severe, children that are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy will be affected for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, some cases can be prevented and are caused by medical mistakes. Here is what you need to know about medical malpractice in relation to Cerebral Palsy.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
To give some more insight on what exactly Cerebral Palsy is, it’s a neurological disorder that impacts body movement as well as muscle coordination. It is considered a non-progressive condition because it doesn’t get any worse as a child ages. There are three main types of Cerebral Palsy: Spastic, Athetoid, and Ataxic, each impacting different parts of the brain and body.
When Does it Become Medical Malpractice?
As mentioned before, the most common cause of Cerebral Palsy is when oxygen is unable to reach the brain and body. It can also be caused by an early delivery or some sort of trauma during the birth process. It is possible for all of these causes to be a result of medical malpractice, but that isn’t always the case. These are some of the most common medical mistakes that can lead to Cerebral Palsy:
- Failure to monitor fetal heart rate
- Delaying an emergency C-Section
- Failure to schedule a C-Section when baby is too large for vaginal delivery
- Failure to treat infections in the mother during pregnancy
- Mistakes using forceps or vacuum delivery method
The Next Steps
If you believe that medical malpractice is what caused your child’s Cerebral Palsy, justice should be served. A child with Cerebral Palsy will need a lifetime of extra care and medical visits, which can take a toll on any family, both mentally and financially. For this reason, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical professional that was at fault. You want to invest in a special medical malpractice attorney. The damages you can receive are always in the form of monetary compensation and can be for expenses as well as emotional pain and suffering.
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