Newborns are the most vulnerable patients and require the attention of skilled medical professionals to monitor their health and to intervene when issues arise. As parents, you want the best for your child and want to have the ability to attend to his or her needs. If your child has been injured as the result of a physician, surgeon or medical professional’s negligence, we can help. Wagners, a serious injury law firm, will represent you in your birth injury lawsuit.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) refers to a group of permanent movement disorders in babies and children that can affect body movement, muscle control, coordination, tone, and reflex, posture and balance. The extent of disability can range from minimal to a complete lack of voluntary movement. People with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.
All cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain. Medical negligence that may lead to CP includes delayed delivery causing oxygen deprivation, failure to diagnose infections, misuse of forceps and vacuum extraction during delivery, and improper monitoring of fetal and or maternal distress.
Treatment for cerebral palsy is lifelong and raising a child with CP can be extremely costly due to the ongoing need for medical care, special education, developmental assistance and assisted living. Children with CP often require physical, occupational and speech therapies, medications to help control motor function, and they may require surgery. Moreover, many children with CP require assistive aids and 24-hour care.
Lawyers Serving Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island And Beyond — Infant/Newborn Brain Damage Claims
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that involves the brain and nervous system and can affect each person very differently. The disease can be caused by birth injuries, as well as head injuries or infections. In cases involving birth injuries, cerebral palsy can be caused by lack of oxygen to the brain (from failure to monitor a fetus), failure to perform a C-section or other negligent acts.
The lawyers at Wagners have significant knowledge of the varying degrees of cerebral palsy and have reached favourable results for victims of hospital negligence that occurred during the birthing process. We understand the complex nature of medical malpractice cases and will work diligently on your behalf.
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If you suspect your child’s CP has been caused by a preventable brain injury, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Medical malpractice cases, particularly with respect to birth trauma, are complex and require legal and medical expertise. Wagners has been successful in many birth trauma cases, and has obtained for its clients the significant, much needed and lifelong financial support for families with children of CP.