New parents trust in their team of doctors and nurses to bring their child into the world without any issue. Though childbirth does come with some risks and hazards, when families are presented with a cerebral palsy diagnosis, they may need to consider how it happened. Sometimes, cerebral palsy occurs in a child because of the negligence of the doctor or another medical professional. When a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the family may face a lifetime of effects that could have been avoided, including a significant need for care and high medical bills. If you believe that your child’s cerebral palsy condition came as a result of medical malpractice, you may have a valid lawsuit. Talking with an attorney is the first step. Contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Friedman Schuman for a consultation today.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is a condition that is sometimes caused by a lack of oxygen to the child’s brain during birth. This can have a serious impact on the child’s ability to properly develop movement, balance, posture, and cognitive functions. The signs of Cerebral Palsy are usually not immediate. The child may suffer from poor coordination, stiff and weak muscles, and tremors over time. These signs may become present if the child has trouble rolling over, crawling, sitting, walking, hearing, swallowing, seeing, and speaking well after the birth itself.
Lifelong consequences of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy can affect a child for the entirety of his or her life. A diagnosis could also have a serious impact on the family, financially and emotionally. For many, Cerebral Palsy brings on a lifetime of change few are prepared to endure. If negligence may have caused a child’s Cerebral Palsy, the family may want to consider speaking with an attorney to determine if there is a medical malpractice case. However, not all cases of Cerebral Palsy are the fault of the medical professionals. An effective attorney can help a parent determine whether there is a liable party and assist them in bringing a lawsuit to recover damages when appropriate.
Contact a Montgomery County birth injury attorney
If your family has been the victim of a birth injury, it is important that you have strong legal representation to assess your case, guide you through your options, and help you recover from the effects of another’s negligence. Friedman Schuman is comprised of experienced medical malpractice attorneys who are ready to fight for your future and help recover damages. For over 30 years, our firm has helped families impacted by negligence. If you need to speak to an attorney, contact Friedman Schuman for a consultation.