“Why do babies get cerebral palsy?”
Cerebral Palsy is a birth defect which occurs when the infant’s brain is deprived of oxygen during delivery. This often causes hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Cerebral Palsy and other types of brain damage affect more than 10,000 babies each year, often due to obstetrical errors which commonly put infants at risk such as:
- Remaining in the birth canal too long
- Excessive use of vacuum extraction
- Improper use of forceps
- Failure to recognize signs of fetal distress
- Failure to order a timely C-section
- Failure to act on dangerous fetal heart rate fluctuations
- Failure of timely treatment for meningitis or jaundice
- Failure to treat a prolapsed cord
- Improperly administered medications
- Negligence in monitoring and treating newborns
An estimated 10,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year due to medical mistakes. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), call The Yost Legal Group for help.
Other types of traumatic birth injury include:
Birth injury lawsuits begin with a medical professional’s opinion that supports your case and the facts showing the negligent physician failed to treat the infant within established standards of care. Before your lawsuit can be filed, an experienced birth injury attorney investigates the circumstances of the injury, identifies potential defendants, and gathers other information necessary to support your case, including forensic support.
The Yost Legal Group’s birth trauma lawyers have the experience and skill you need to successfully work with experts in obstetrics before filing your lawsuit, ensuring highly personal and responsive investigation and evaluation of your case. We know how to fight against multi-million dollar healthcare organizations and insurers to hold medical professionals liable for their negligence.
Your child’s cerebral hypoxia (HIE) may have been entirely preventable. Sometimes cerebral palsy is caused by medical errors. Now you will bear the burden and expense of your child’s care for the rest of his or her life. How will you manage without professional help? Doesn’t your child deserve full financial compensation?
The Yost Legal Group in Baltimore, Maryland can help you. All it takes is one phone call to begin the journey to justice. There may be time limits for filing your lawsuit, however, so please do not delay in contacting us to begin the process. The consultation is free, and all cases are taken on a contingency basis. Call The Yost Legal Group today and speak to an attorney for a free initial consultation about your case at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).