Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Pennsylvania and New Jersey Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that occurs during birth following labor and delivery or within the first years of a child’s development. The condition results from damage to a baby’s developing brain from maternal infections, exposure to toxins and oxygen deprivation. The parts of the brain affected usually being those involved with the control of the body’s motor functions such as walking, balancing, speech, swallowing and chewing and bowel functions. Additionally, vision and hearing, mental retardation, learning disabilities, seizures, muscle weakness and other serious issues can be caused by cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Due to Professional Negligence
The adequate monitoring of a fetus by medical professionals can prevent injuries causing cerebral palsy, however, mistakes made by doctors, nurses midwives and other medical professionals often do occur. If monitoring equipment was faulty or improperly set-up, or the medical staff failed to check the fetal strips or administer stress tests, your baby may have been in distress causing brain damage.