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Cerebral palsy can stem from clinical negligence

Parents want a safe and healthy birth for their kids. Sadly, your child could still get a congenital disability at the hands of experienced medical professionals. One of the most common injuries babies can get during birth is cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy causes both physical and cognitive delays that can make living a normal existence challenging. According to the CDC, cerebral palsy is one of the most common disabilities in the United States; approximately 323 kids have it. Children with cerebral palsy are also more likely to suffer from other comorbid conditions.

How can cerebral palsy stem from medical negligence?

In some cases, cerebral palsy can develop during pregnancy. In others, it can happen due to the missteps of nurses and doctors. Here are a few examples of how that could happen:

  • The doctor does not provide adequate oxygen to the baby during a caesarian section.
  • The baby experiences head trauma during delivery, which can cause prolonged bleeding.
  • Medical professionals delay the procedure for an unreasonable amount of time.

Cerebral palsy may not show up immediately after birth. However, some initial signs could show up later on. Those can include slow development of necessary motor skills like talking, walking, weak muscle tone, floppy limbs or hearing and vision problems.

These mistakes can be burdensome for families

As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. While the love you have for your child is unconditional, you may not love how their cerebral palsy impacts both you and your child’s life. In many cases, it can be hard to keep up with the extra maintenance and medical expenses that come with cerebral palsy. If you believe your child’s condition was due to the mistake of trusted medical professionals, you have options available for seeking just compensation.

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