Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy, a non-progressive medical condition that affects the development of motor skills and, less frequently, cognitive abilities, occurs when the motor control centers of a child’s brain suffer injury. Any number of different factors can cause this type of injury to occur, but one of the most common causes of cerebral palsy is medical malpractice, particularly during the childbirth process.
Because of the significant consequences that a cerebral palsy diagnosis can have on a child and their parents, it is important that negligent medical professionals are held accountable when their actions result in a child developing cerebral palsy. At The Driscoll Firm, we make it our mission to help those in this difficult situation to fight for the compensation they need. Contact us at (800) 305-9800 today to speak with a member of our compassionate legal team about your situation and learn more about how we can help.
Forms of Medical Malpractice
A number of different forms of medical malpractice can cause a child to develop cerebral palsy, including the following:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
All of these medical mistakes can have devastating consequences for parents and children, and when they occur, resulting in cerebral palsy, the responsible medical professionals need to be held accountable.
Contact a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer in Baltimore
If your child has developed cerebral palsy and you suspect it may be the result of medical malpractice, we can help. Contact the Baltimore cerebral palsy attorneys of The Driscoll Firm at (800) 305-9800 today to speak with a member of our caring legal staff about your rights and options under the law in this difficult situation.