Understanding Cerebral Palsy

September 2nd, 2014

Cerebral palsy is one of the most traumatic birth injuries a newborn can experience. While there are several causes of this severe diagnosis, sometimes cerebral palsy can be a result of medical mistake by a healthcare provider who was responsible for assisting in your child’s birth.

The birth injury lawyers at The Yost Legal Group have the experience and resources to assist families in need of representation as a result of the negligent acts of others who contribute to a child’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy is the medical term used to describe chronic disorders that impair control of movement due to damage to a baby’s developing brain. Roughly 20% of babies diagnosed with congenital cerebral palsy are a result of brain injury during the birthing process. The most common reason is due to the lack of oxygen to a baby’s brain during labor and birth.

About 10,000 infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year and The United Cerebral Palsy Association estimates that more than 764,000 Americans are living with cerebral palsy.

When medical malpractice is linked to a child’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy, the most common reasons are:

–          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
–          Remaining in the birth canal for too long
–          Excessive use of vacuum extraction
–          Improper use of forceps
–          Improperly administered medications
–          Negligence in monitoring and/or treating the newborn

Birth injury lawsuits begin with a medical professional’s opinion that supports your case and the facts showing the negligent healthcare provider failed to treat the infant within established standards of care.

If you have questions about your child’s birth injury or cerebral palsy diagnosis, call The Yost Legal Group for help at 1-800-Yost-Law.

An experienced birth injury attorney will investigate the circumstances of the injury, identify the facts surrounding your child’s birth injury or birth trauma and gather information necessary to support understand what happened.

The Yost Legal Group is experienced in helping individuals and their families who are victims of birth injury and medical malpractice. The Yost Legal Group has the experience to investigate your case, determine what negligence was involved and fight to protect your right to full and fair compensation.

If you or a family member has been the victim of the negligent acts of others, experienced a birth injury such as cerebral palsy, or are the victims of medical malpractice, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer. Do not try to handle your claim on your own.

Contact The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-Yost-Law (1-800-967-8529) to speak with an experienced Baltimore birth injury attorney for free. One of our experienced lawyers will work hard to protect your rights and handle of the details surrounding your case. If someone was at fault, we will fight to get you the compensation and the justice you deserve.

To find out more about your rights, please contact the experienced and knowledgeable birth injury attorneys at The Yost Legal Group.

Call 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529) to speak with one of our experienced birth injury attorneys today.

The Yost Legal Group will help you find answers. If you have questions, call to speak with an experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyer for help.

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