Having a baby is one of the most exciting times of our lives. However, this can be devastating when things go wrong, especially when this could have been prevented. It is unfortunate when nature deals us a bitter blow, but the medical experts we rely on to see us through the birth of our child can also let us down.
Cerebral palsy is a condition of the brain and nervous system that impairs functions such as movement, cognition, sight and sometimes hearing. It can affect the ability to control muscles.
Symptoms can range from mild, a slight limp, to severe, and a life spent in a wheelchair.
It is a disability resulting from a lack of oxygen to the brain, before, during or shortly after birth. It is often associated with:
- Bleeding in the brain
- Brain infections
- Head injury
- Severe jaundice
The result of negligent or improper medical care, including a mistake made by the doctor or other medical personnel during the birth process - means a child suffering a birth injury.
If your child has sustained injuries, such as Cerebral Palsy, during birth, an attorney may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation on your behalf, the personal injury law offices of Peach & Weathers Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, understand the devastating effects a birth injury can cause, for both the child and the family.
Our attorneys will be able to review the facts and circumstances of your delivery to determine if medical negligence contributed to your child's birth injury. If medical negligence is proven, we can help you build a strong case and hold those responsible for your families pain and suffering.
Our experts will help depict that harsh reality in the courtroom so that you are compensated not just for the current medical care for your baby, but for future care as well.
To learn how we can help after a birth injury, consult one of our attorneys at Peach & Weathers for your convenience now serving the Riverside & San Bernardino county.