Cerebral palsy is a lack of development in the brain that results in decreased muscle control and coordination. It can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from gene abnormalities to a lack of oxygen brought on by a difficult delivery.
Sadly, physician negligence can be a contributing factor. Babies often show a sign of fetal distress due to a lack of oxygen when delivery is delayed. When a midwife or obstetrician fails to appropriately respond to this distress, the effect can be damaging.
Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you believe physician negligence contributed to your child's cerebral palsy, talk with a birth injury lawyer about your options. At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, our birth injury attorneys are committed to helping cerebral palsy victims hold the negligent parties accountable and recover compensation. We will put our extensive experience to work for you.
Signs Of Medical Malpractice
Our attorneys thoroughly investigate birth injury cases for potential lawsuits. We look for clues and warning signs that negligence occurred, such as:
- The baby had no known mental defects prior to delivery.
- The delivery was delayed, yet no C-section was performed.
- The doctor seemed concerned about signs of fetal distress but did not take medical action.
- The nurses continually seemed agitated and concerned about the baby's condition during delivery.
We understand the devastating effects birth injuries have on our clients and their families. We will give honest advice about the viability of a lawsuit. And, if we do pursue a case, we will aggressively represent our clients' best interests as we fight for maximum compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and long-term care.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Does your child suffer from cerebral palsy due to an obstetrician's negligence? Contact our birth injury attorneys online or by telephone toll free at 866-466-5789. Initial consultations are free and confidential.