Cerebral Palsy is a devastating illness resulting from trauma occurring shortly before and after birth. It can result in an individual having a lifelong inability to move certain muscles in a normal manner. One of the most common causes of Cerebral Palsy is negligence of a medical professional involved in the birth or postnatal care. If your child is suffering from Cerebral Palsy, please speak with a skilled Florida medical malpractice attorney about your legal options.
Many people have a negative association with lawsuits thanks to the national media attention given to some very well-known frivolous suits. The reality is that most lawsuits are a legitimate legal way to take action against someone who wronged another person and to ensure the victim has enough compensation to cover the expenses incurred after the incident. This is never more obvious than in medical malpractice suits. These legal actions help remind doctors that negligence on the job will not be tolerated. In the case of Cerebral Palsy, children will need special equipment, coverage lifelong medical expenses, special education funds and both the parents and child may need therapy to work through these difficulties. By suing the negligent doctor who dramatically affected your family’s life in this manner, you are helping your family adjust to the situation in the quickest, simplest way possible.
Every Florida medical malpractice lawyer in our firm has experience dealing with malpractice cases relating to birth injuries. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common birth injuries; as such, we have seen it be caused by multiple improper actions performed by doctors and nurses, including:
Some of the most common ways a baby can end up with Cerebral Palsy is through the deprivation of oxygen to the brain, which can occur when the baby is in the birth canal too long, is strangled by the umbilical cord or is delivered backwards.
Remember, there is no cure for Cerebral Palsy, so in order to give your son or daughter every advantage in life, it is important to contact a Florida cerebral palsy attorney who can help you claim compensation to cover the special needs of your child. If your baby was victimized by a negligent doctor or nurse, call Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath and speak with a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney well-versed in birth defects.