Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy
The medical system in the United States is believed to provide some of the highest quality health care in the world, and our doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are fully trusted with our lives and the lives of our families in all manner of procedures and treatments. Pregnancy and childbirth are extremely significant periods for families, and also a time during which we rely the most on our medical advisers and practitioners to provide effective and competent treatment.
While the majority of pregnancies are brought to term and delivered without serious complications, there are a host of mistakes that can have serious long-term implications for children. Cerebral palsy, a debilitating disorder which limits motor control and cognitive development in patients, is often caused by trauma to the brain during childbirth, and in many cases, could have been prevented with proper medical treatment and care during the pregnancy and delivery.
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
Doctors and medical professionals are obligated to perform their duties competently and skillfully, and are held to a high set of standards commensurate with their level of experience and pay grade. Not every doctor fulfills their duties effectively all the time however, and mistakes in the following areas can prove devastating:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Delayed diagnosis
When a doctor fails in their duty of care and causes a serious disorder such as cerebral palsy to develop, a medical malpractice lawsuit is often appropriate.
At the Driscoll Firm, our experienced team of attorneys is committed to helping the victims of medical malpractice fight for full and fair compensation for their losses through effective litigation. To learn more about your rights as a victim of medical malpractice, call our offices today at (800) 305-9800.