Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 23, 2014
Cerebral palsy is a severe surgical disorder that can be caused by fetal oxygen deprivation in the birthing process in the birthing process.
Children with cerebral palsy must cope with a variety of problems in addition to impaired mobility, including:
Although some children with cerebral palsy can walk and show near-normal reasoning capacity, it is common for cerebral palsy patients to suffer intellectual disability, blindness, deafness and epilepsy.
The birth injury attorneys at the Walkup Law Firm have decades of experience in prosecuting medical malpractice cases involving cerebral palsy and have found many common medical mistakes associated with the disorder such as:
There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but there are several treatments which can improve the capabilities of a child. In general, early intervention is key to mitigating the effect of developmental disabilities and will teach children how to accomplish challenging tasks.
The appropriate level of treatment depends on the severity of a child’s symptoms, but many medically-induced cerebral palsy cases result in significant ongoing medical bills for a family.
It is important for parents to contact an experienced law firm if they suspect that physician or obstetrical errors caused their child’s cerebral palsy.
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our medical malpractice team employs a full-time attorney/pediatrician who is able to conduct a preliminary medical record review and identify how and when a preventable medical injury occurred.
For an immediate review of your case, contact the Walkup Firm online or call 415-981-7210 8.