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Cerebral Palsy

Is your child suffering from this neurological disorder?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects brain and motor functions. This condition is a developmental disability that sometimes arises out of traumatic births and birth injuries. There are many different factors that could cause or contribute to cerebral palsy, but in the context of medical malpractice, cerebral palsy can be caused by prolonged labor and lack of oxygen to the brain. If your child has cerebral palsy because of a complication during birth, you may be entitled to legal representation. A San Diego medical malpractice attorney from our firm could assist with your case.

Types and Causes of Cerebral Palsy

There are different types of cerebral palsy just as there are a variety of factors that could cause or contribute to cerebral palsy.

Doctors should watch out for the following events so that they can promptly and accurately respond and cerebral palsy does not result:

  • Pinched or prolapsed umbilical cord and umbilical cord strangulation
  • Fetal heart rate that is too fast or slow
  • Infant too large for regular delivery and cesarean section needed
  • Maternal infections such as meningitis

Obstetricians must carefully monitor the mother and the fetus and watch out for signs of trauma. At the first sign of trauma, doctors must act and they must do so in accordance with standardized medical procedures. If they do not, the infant can suffer from types of cerebral palsy such as spastic, athetoid and ataxic.

Contacting a San Diego Birth Injury Attorney

Bostwick & Peterson's San Diego birth injury lawyers provide free initial consultations to those who believe their child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result of medical error.

To learn more about how our firm may be able to help, please do not hesitate to call today.

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