Cerebral palsy is the medical term used to describe chronic disorders that impair control of movement due to damage to a baby’s developing brain. Roughly 20% of babies diagnosed with cerebral palsy are a result of brain injury during the birthing process.
About 10,000 infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year, and The United Cerebral Palsy Association estimates that more than 764,000 Americans are living with cerebral palsy.
Sometimes cerebral palsy is caused by a medical mistake that happened during the birthing process. The most common birth medical mistakes that cause cerebral palsy are:
– Failure to recognize signs of fetal distress
– Failure to order a timely C-section
– Failure to act on dangerous fetal heart rate fluctuations
– Failure of timely treatment for meningitis or jaundice
– Failure to treat prolapsed cord
– Remaining in birth canal too long
– Excessive use of vacuum extraction
– Improper use of forceps
– Improperly administered medications
– Negligence in monitoring and/or treating the newborn
Preventable medical birth errors can result in lifelong impairment, such as cerebral palsy.
Children who have been injured in the labor and delivery process have rights that should be protected.
The experienced birth injury attorneys at Fellows Hymowitz are dedicated to protecting the rights of the children and helping their families get the justice they deserve.
Fellows Hymowitz Rockland County, NY birth injury law firm can answer all your questions and a skilled, dedicated attorney can review the details of your case free of charge.
If you think your child’s birth injury may be the result of negligent medical care, medical malpractice, birth trauma because a doctor, hospital or nurse made a mistake, contact the experienced, caring birth injury attorneys at Fellow Hymowitz, PC.
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