About Cerebral Palsy
Medical professionals are entrusted with our lives and well-being in countless situations, but few are more significant than childbirth. A host of doctors, nurses, technicians, radiologists, and anesthesiologists are all often involved in caring for a woman and her child throughout a pregnancy, and are counted on to perform their duties competently and effectively in order to provide for the safety and security of the mother and child.
Sadly, missteps during childbirth, and in procedures and treatments undergone during pregnancy, can sometimes have dire results. In some unfortunate instances, preventable cases of cerebral palsy occur due to the negligence of doctors or nurses, leaving a child and his or her family with a lifetime of physical disability and potential cognitive problems.
Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term applied to a broad array of disorders that all share common attributes. Typically associated with trauma or damage to the cerebrum, cerebral palsy most commonly results in impaired motor control in the patient, and often results in the disruption of cognitive development. Our legal team has prepared the following resources to help families coping with cerebral palsy to acquire the information they need:
- Symptoms of cerebral palsy
- Types of cerebral palsy
Treatment and ongoing care for cerebral palsy patients can be extremely costly, but fortunately, compensation may be available for families who are facing these challenges due to medical malpractice.
At the Driscoll Firm, our team is committed to providing effective legal representation for victims of medical malpractice and their families, and will put to use our wealth of experience handling cerebral palsy cases to help your family pursue the compensation they need. To learn more about your legal rights and options for litigation, call our offices today at (800) 900-7704.