Cerebral Palsy

If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy then you should have his or her birth records reviewed by the Monier Law Firm to determine whether an error was made by the doctors or medical care providers involved in your child’s birth.

Cerebral Palsy occurs when the central nervous system, including the brain, is deprived of oxygen, or the baby’s brain is damaged as a result of infection, physical damage or trauma.  If any of these causes happen as the result of carelessness or negligence then compensation and if appropriate punitive damages may be recovered to compensate the child for his or her injuries.

Healthcare providers who may be at fault and held responsible include:

  • Gynecologist
  • Obstetrician
  • Pediatrician
  • Neurologist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Hospital and Hospital Staff

Common departures from good and accepted medical practices that cause Cerebral Palsy include:

  • Failure to assess complications during pregnancy or the birth process
  • Failure to respond to complications during pregnancy or the birth process
  • Failure to properly perform necessary surgical or medical procedures
  • Failure to notice and respond to fetal distress
  • Failure to perform cesarean section because of fetal distress, infection or extended labor
  • Performance of an unwarranted cesarean section
  • Failure to supply adequate oxygen
  • Failure to monitor oxygen and respiratory treatment following birth
  • Failure to treat trauma suffered during the labor process

Cerebral Palsy is most often caused by asphyxia, or oxygen deprivation to the brain, and results in life lasting permanent impairments and disabilities catastrophically impacting the child’s quality of life.  Similar injuries are caused because of infection, physical damage or trauma during delivery with the same life-lasting injuries.  The Monier Law Firm can review your child’s birth records with appropriate experts and identify any carelessness or negligence that may have caused your child’s serious injuries, including:

  • Failure to recognize fetal distress or birth asphyxia on fetal monitoring
  • Failure to identify or properly treat umbilical cord complications
  • Failure to notice and respond to maternal hypertension or toxemia
  • Excessive or incorrect extraction or delivery methods
  • Failure to identify and treat a high risk pregnancy or delivery
  • Failure to properly resuscitate a distressed baby at birth
  • Failure to properly treat seizures
  • Failure to properly treat meningitis

If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, then you are going through a situation that is difficult and often times uncertain.  More often than not, a life-time of disability, lost income, and other life altering consequences follow as a result of this very serious medical condition.  Experience, dedication and compassion with personalized service are all provided to each person we speak with.

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