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Did Birth Asphyxia cause my child’s Cerebral Palsy?
Birth Asphyxia associated with Cerebral Palsy is one of the saddest forms of medical malpractice occurring today. If you or someone you know has had a child who suffered asphyxia during labor and delivery you may be entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries. Birth Asphyxia occurs when an insufficient amount of oxygen reaches the baby’s brain during labor and delivery. Most commonly, medical malpractice mistakes result in a temporary lack of oxygen during the birth process. Children do not immediately develop symptoms but shortly after birth they will exhibit the signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy. If your child has recently been diagnosed with cerebral palsy there is a high probability that medical malpractice occurred during the birth of your baby. Please call Crockett Law PC today so we can get started on holding these doctors accountable for their actions. No one appreciates an experienced medical malpractice attorney until they need one.
What Causes Birth Asphyxia?
Specifically during labor, birth asphyxia occurs due to a lack of oxygen to the brain. it is unclear why cerebral palsy remains uncured after years of diagnosis that it been made to countless children who have been a victim of medical malpractice. Children affected with this condition generally will face a lifetime of medical care and suffer ongoing hardships and pain associated with their overall health. Children with birth asphyxia while to need full-time physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech therapist to help them develop on a regular full-time basis. Some children that are born with cerebral palsy do not suffer cognitive impairments but if it is the case those patients will require ongoing around-the-clock care. The financial costs associated with birth asphyxia victims can be astronomical over the course of the person’s lifetime. At the Crockett Law Firm we understand that the emotional pain associated with this type of senseless medical malpractice is unbearable and indescribable. We assure you as medical malpractice professionals that we will work tirelessly to make sure that the doctors responsible never cause harm to another patient.
Symptoms Of Cerebral Palsy
If you suspect that your newborn is suffering from cerebral palsy you may consider the following symptoms and consult a doctor immediately to see if a diagnosis of cerebral palsy is correct. The list below is not conclusive but it is a good indication of the types of problems that are associated in infants after they have suffered birth asphyxia. For more information we would encourage you to seek emergency attention immediately so that your child can be timely diagnosed if your hunch is correct.
Movement Coordination and Control
Fine Motor Function
Gross Motor Function
Oral Motor Dysfunction
There is nothing more disheartening and saddening to us than to see the tears of a mother who is had to endure the hardship that cerebral palsy brings to the life of her child. If you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney we are happy to stand in your shoes and bring those responsible doctors to justice. We are happy to answer your questions and work to achieve the best possible outcome given the circumstances.