Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy
The labor and delivery process is physically taxing as well as potentially dangerous for both a mother and her child. Doctors and nurses are present to help keep the new family safe, but sadly, there are some instances in which a medical professional may fail to perform his or her job in a responsible manner. Should an error on the part of a doctor, nurse, or other clinician lead to brain damage, the newborn may be the victim of lifelong health problems in the form of cerebral palsy.
At the Driscoll Firm, our compassionate legal team has years of experience helping families file for the financial compensation they need to take on a lifetime of medical demands. If your child now has cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice, contact a St. Louis cerebral palsy lawyer today at (800) 305-9800 for more information about your legal rights and options.
Recognizing Medical Malpractice
Although cerebral palsy can arise due to non-medical factors, it is often the result of medical malpractice. During childbirth, cerebral palsy typically occurs due to a lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain before, during, or after delivery. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice that may lead to brain damage in the form of cerebral palsy include:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Delayed diagnosis
Even if the error was unintentional, the outcomes can still be tragic. No family should be forced to suffer the repercussions of a cerebral palsy diagnosis because of the negligence of a medical professional, and our team is dedicated to helping you seek justice.
If your child now faces a lifetime of disability due to cerebral palsy caused by a doctor’s carelessness, a St. Louis cerebral palsy attorney is prepared to help you understand the legal steps you can take to secure the full compensation you deserve. Contact the Driscoll Firm at (800) 305-9800 to schedule an appointment with our compassionate and experienced attorneys today.