Cerebral Palsy and Respiratory Problems

If a doctor or nurse acts negligently before, during, or after an infant’s birth, the child may develop permanent disabilities in the form of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a range of severe symptoms resulting from brain damage that occurs before or soon after birth. In some cases, the health problems associated with cerebral palsy can include issues with a child’s respiratory system, which may interfere with a child’s ability to breathe normally.

If your child has developed cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice, we may be able to help you pursue compensation from the negligent medical care provider responsible for your child’s disabilities. To learn more about cerebral palsy and birth injury lawsuits, contact a St. Louis cerebral palsy birth lawyer of the Driscoll Firm at (800) 305-9800 today.

Respiratory Concerns with Cerebral Palsy

In some cases, the developmental problems associated with cerebral palsy can significantly impact a child’s ability to breathe and maintain a healthy respiratory system. Some of the following problems may arise as a result of cerebral palsy:

  • Infections due to lack of ability to control respiratory function or malnourishment
  • Difficulty breathing due to chest wall deformities caused by developmental structural disabilities
  • Respiratory blockages and choking from problems with swallowing

These health problems can become serious enough to require emergency medical attention. However, the cost of this care is often high, making it important for a family to explore their compensation options.

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The burden of medical bills associated with cerebral palsy may be too much for your household to handle. However, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your child’s injuries if they were the result of medical malpractice. To discuss your case, contact the cerebral palsy attorneys of the Driscoll Firm by calling (800) 305-9800 today.

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