Medical Negligence And Cerebral Palsy
You were waiting for the moment when you would meet your healthy baby for the first time. But something went wrong, and you have since been told that your child may never be fully healthy again. How can you begin to move forward after learning about your child’s injury? Did your doctor cause your child’s cerebral palsy?
You May Be Able To Bring A Birth Injury Claim For Cerebral Palsy
While not all cases of cerebral palsy are the result of medical malpractice, if something went wrong during your delivery, you may be able to bring a birth injury claim. While no amount of money will give you the future you dreamed about, you may be able to recover compensation to help your child develop into the best person he or she can be.
At Sokol & Associates, P.C., we have the knowledge to determine whether you have a claim, the resources to thoroughly investigate your birth injury case and the experience to fight for fair and just compensation.
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is caused by injury to a baby’s brain before, during and after birth. Common causes of the brain damage that results in cerebral palsy include:
- Oxygen deprivation during birth
- Health problems in the mother
- Premature birth
If something went wrong during delivery, your child may have lost oxygen to his or her brain. That oxygen deprivation can cause permanent brain damage that may be classified as cerebral palsy.
If a medical professional failed to respond to fetal distress, failed to order a C-section, or otherwise breached the standard of care required by his or her profession, and that breach caused oxygen deprivation and brain damage to your baby, you may have a claim for birth malpractice.
Talk To Our Birth Injury Lawyers In Portland, Oregon
We focus our practice on helping individuals recover compensation after they have been injured by serious negligence such as negligence during birth. Contact an attorney experienced in cerebral palsy claims by calling 503-575-9683. You can also send us an email.