About 10 percent of children born with cerebral palsy incurred the brain injury as a direct result of medical malpractice. That means that one in every ten children with cerebral palsy would not be suffering from the injury had the medical team not made a mistake or acted negligently during or after the birthing process.
If your child is suffering from cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, you may wish to seek the legal guidance of a medical malpractice lawyer. The law firm will determine whether you have a case for a cerebral palsy lawsuit and advise you of your rights.
Cerebral palsy is a permanent disorder caused by a brain injury that typically occurs before or during delivery or soon after birth. The disorder causes the disruption or cessation of normal signals going from the brain to the nervous system. There are varying degrees of severity but the worst cases can cause the crippling of certain muscles or muscular functions.
The brain injury associated with cerebral palsy can be caused by external pressure to the brain or oxygen deprivation:
The result of these situation is paralysis to some part of the brain but the severity of the disorder is usually linked to the length of time that the brain was compressed or oxygen was cut off; the longer the time, the more severe the disability.
The best way to assess whether your child’s cerebral palsy could have been prevented is to seek the advice of a qualified medical malpractice lawyer. The law firm will have access to a team of medical professionals who will be able to dissect the particulars of your case.
Medical malpractice attorneys may look for the following circumstances to determine whether medical malpractice was responsible for cerebral palsy:
The Seattle personal injury attorneys at Morrow Kidman Tinker Macey-Cushman, PLLC have years of experience representing families harmed by medical malpractice, birth injuries and other personal injuries. We seek justice for patients who have been harmed by preventable medical errors including wrongful death, catastrophic injuries and traumatic brain injuries in Seattle and across Washington State. There are no fees or expenses to file a personal injury case as we only receive payment if we recover damages on your behalf. Do not delay; personal injury claims come with a statute of limitations, which means they must be filed within a certain time frame of the injury.
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