When a New City area couple is expecting a child, they are often excited and thrilled with the new arrival. Parents-to-be spend months planning for their new arrival. They decorate a nursery, purchase baby clothes, shop for cribs, and spend hours planning the birth. But no matter how much a couple plans, things can still go wrong and a birth injury like cerebral palsy can occur.
No new parent every expects their child will suffer from a birth injury. Unfortunately, a birth injury can happen to anyone. One such birth injury is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a disorder that causes impaired movement. A person with cerebral palsy can have variations in muscle tone, stiff muscles, lack of muscle coordination, delays in reaching motor skills milestones, difficulty walking, seizures, intellectual disabilities, and other problems. Many times, an infant is born with cerebral palsy but occasionally a birth injury can cause it. If, during the birth, the baby is deprived of oxygen for a period of time, it can cause cerebral palsy.
If a family is wondering whether their child's cerebral palsy could have been prevented, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in medical malpractice. An attorney can review medical records and consult with medical experts to help determine what happened. Parents deserve answers and if the injury was the result of medical negligence compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
No one expects their precious new baby will be the victim of medical malpractice. If a family is facing this situation it is important to hold the medical provider responsible so that they don't harm anyone else.