Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy
Nearly one in every hundred babies born will suffer from some form of birth injury—of these, the most common illness is that of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy often results in impaired muscle movement and rigid reflexes, the symptoms of which can be either temporary or permanent. Many cases of birth injuries, like cerebral palsy, are caused by genetic predispositions; however, many others will have been caused by the negligence of a doctor or hospital worker. Newborn babies are delicate and even the smallest miscalculation can cost them their lives. When a doctor’s negligence results in tragedy, they deserve to face the consequences.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is often the result of abnormal brain development during pregnancy. This can sometimes be attributed to a mother’s poor prenatal care. Many expecting mothers rely on their obstetricians to watch over their baby and warn them if the pregnancy is becoming unhealthy. Unfortunately, some doctors fail in overseeing the unborn child and the baby may be born with cerebral palsy. Some of the other most common causes of cerebral palsy includes:
- Failure to monitor vitals during birth
- Improper birth procedure
- Insufficient oxygen to brain
- Delay in performing cesarean section
- Failure to detect symptoms
Children born with cerebral palsy may face a disadvantageous life for reasons that are far beyond their control. Doctors and healthcare professionals are often paid large sums to always perform at their best and they should be held to that standard because anything but their best could result in devastating effects.
Contact a Boston Birth Injuries Attorney
If you or someone you know had a child born with cerebral palsy as the result of a doctor’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for your suffering. At the law firm of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our attorneys are driven to help parents recover this compensation so that their children can lead better lives. In our legal experience, we have assisted parents in their combined recovery of nearly $39 million in birth injury verdicts and settlements, and we will use this experience to help you too. Contact our office today at (617) 426-4488 to speak with one of our qualified legal professionals.