Attorneys Representing Children with Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy

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An estimated 764,000 children and adults in the United States have symptoms of cerebral palsy, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that about 10,000 babies born in the U.S. this year will develop the condition. If a health care provider’s negligence caused your child to suffer from a serious birth injury, then we can hold them accountable for the harm they caused.

Our law firm has a 30-year history of defending victims of medical malpractice. Our attorneys are especially passionate about defending children affected by injuries at birth. We have obtained multi-million dollar results to provide for these children’s futures.

How Can a Doctor Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Negligent actions at health care facilities can cause cerebral palsy. The condition is caused by certain disruptions in brain or abnormalities in brain development. Many of these can be triggered by health care professionals who make mistakes during pregnancy, delivery or after the child is born. Some factors that can influence cerebral palsy include:

  • A disruption of the blood supply to a fetus’s developing brain
  • A lack of oxygen during a difficult delivery
  • A traumatic brain injury to an infant
  • An infection that causes inflammation in or around the infant’s brain

Physicians who provide prenatal care and those who deliver newborns must be able to identify potential problems and address them as soon as possible to protect the child’s health. A failure to do this at any time can result in a serious birth injury such as cerebral palsy.

What are the Long Term Effects of Cerebral Palsy?

The effects of cerebral palsy vary, but this condition alters a child’s life completely. Some cannot walk, while others face significant learning disabilities. Others with cerebral palsy may experience epilepsy, blindness or deafness.

In many cases, the condition requires a lifetime of medical care. The child may need special attention from a physical or occupational therapist to build strength and develop skills to perform daily activities. Other therapies may be necessary depending on the effects of the condition in the child. Some children with cerebral palsy need medications to limit muscle tightness and reduce spasms.

How Can a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Help Families?

If your child developed cerebral palsy, then you should focus on giving that child the very best you can offer. Our Tampa Bay cerebral palsy lawyers can look into your case and find out if a health care professional’s negligence caused your child’s condition. We have the resources to establish an effective case against those at fault for medical malpractice. This then allows you to can concentrate on meeting your child’s needs. Please call our Florida law office at (800) 258-HELP for a free consultation.


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