Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that can affect an individual’s motor skills and cognitive abilities, in some cases significantly impacting a person’s quality of life. Though there are many different reasons why cerebral palsy may occur, including natural causes, one of the most common factors leading to the development of this condition is the recklessness or negligence of medical professionals during childbirth.
No parent should have to pay for the consequences of a medical professional’s errors on their own. If you or someone you know has a child with cerebral palsy whose condition was caused by a doctor or other medical professional’s mistakes, you may be entitled to compensation to help pay for the damages. Contact the Chicago cerebral palsy birth injury attorneys of the Driscoll Firm at (800) 900-7704 today to discuss your case with our compassionate legal team.
Types of Medical Malpractice
There are a number of medical errors that may cause a child to suffer from cerebral palsy. The following are some of the most common mistakes that can lead to this devastating condition:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
Regardless of what form of medical malpractice led to the development of a child’s cerebral palsy, those responsible need to be held accountable for their failure to provide the appropriate standard of care.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a medical professional’s mistake, we can help. Contact a Chicago cerebral palsy birth injury lawyer at the Driscoll Firm at (800) 900-7704 to learn more about your legal rights and options for seeking compensation.