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Birth injuries continue to be a major problem in this country. Resulting from a doctor or nurse’s negligence during the labor and delivery process, serious birth injuries can negatively affect an infant’s growth and development and may impact their body for an entire lifetime.
One of the most common (and most debilitating) types of birth injuries harm is cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that results from lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain. The hardworking legal team at Chávez Law Group assists parents who suspect their child’s cerebral palsy was the result of a physician’s mistake during birth.
Caring For a Child With Cerebral Palsy
Children diagnosed with cerebral palsy experience different forms of movement restriction and loss of nerve function. Signs that a child may have cerebral palsy include:
- Floppy body
- Stiff body
- Difficulty sucking or swallowing
- Developmental motor delays
- Speech delays
- Weak or shrill cry
- Lack of facial expression
- Failure to follow objects or faces with the eyes
- Lack of shock reflex after hearing loud noises
The confusion and concern that birth injuries like cerebral palsy cause parents can be overwhelming, and then there’s the expensive treatments and medication that have to be built into the family budget somehow. For many parents of severely injured children, a birth injury may mean taking a lot of time off work to be by their child’s side and giving up income needed to make ends meet.
Despite all of the challenges of having a child with cerebral palsy, there is hope. Ongoing research holds promise for the discovery of effective treatments, and some existing medications can have a positive effect for some cerebral palsy sufferers. Physical, occupational, or speech therapy may also produce improvements with various issues, depending on the child’s degree of injury. Hiring a medical malpractice lawyer to fight for justice and win your family fair compensation for the injuries caused by a careless doctor can help you afford the best medical care for your child.
Investigating Suspicion of Malpractice
It is rare that a physician or labor and delivery staff member willingly admits to medical negligence. If you suspect a medical mistake occurred that caused your child’s cerebral palsy, let our team look into it and possibly run a comprehensive investigation to get you the answers you deserve.
At Chávez Law Group, we use our knowledge of medical malpractice laws to protect families affected by birth injuries like cerebral palsy and force negligent doctors to take responsibility for bad decision-making. If you have a child with cerebral palsy and you have a feeling it was a preventable birth injury, our team can help you fight for compensation to provide the best medical care possible for your little one. Please contact our nationwide legal team today for a free case evaluation.