Dealing with Cerebral Palsy?
Birth Injuries Can Cause Lifelong Permanent Damage
If your child is oxygen deprived during the labor and birth process, it
can lead to a permanent condition known as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy
manifests in muscle spasms and writhing, as well as lack of muscle tone
and missing developmental milestones. Cerebral palsy that results from
a lack of oxygen can often be linked back to a doctor or medical professional's
failure to provide adequate medical attention during the labor and delivery process.
Actions that can directly lead to cerebral palsy include, but are not limited to:
- Violent use of forceps
- Use of the vacuum
- Unusually long labors, generally more than 18 hours
- Cord compression leading to lack of oxygen
If you suspect that any of these occurred during your labor, you may be
able to file a medical malpractice claim against your healthcare providers.
While no amount of compensation can balance out the life-long struggle
you face as the parent of a child with cerebral palsy, it is important
to hold negligent parties accountable.
Want to speak with us? Call (301) 870-1200 for your
free initial consultation.
File a Claim with Our Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys
By discussing your case with our experienced personal injury firm, you
can give your case a strong chance of success. At the
Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A., our Waldorf personal injury lawyers are dedicated to the passionate pursuit
of justice on behalf of your child, and
work tirelessly to see justice served to the individuals responsible for your infant's injuries. With experienced
attorneys on your side, you can feel confident in knowing that your rights
are in capable hands. You may have a strong claim for medical malpractice
if your doctor failed to monitor you closely during the labor and birth,
or if your doctor did not notice that your infant was in distress.
Call the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A. at (301) 870-1200 to discuss the details of your case.