As parents, we want what is best for our children, even before they are born. We expect that same level of dedication and professionalism from the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who participate in the delivery. When that expectation goes unmet, it can be painful, and the consequences can last a lifetime.
If your child is suffering from the effects of cerebral palsy, a condition usually brought on by a lack of oxygen during delivery, it is important to explore whether the situation was avoidable. As you consider a birth injury lawsuit you can rely on JKFM for the support and guidance your family needs during a difficult time.
The Knowledge And Resources Necessary To Make An Impact
With cerebral palsy, you and your child have a tough road ahead. It is the goal of our personal injury lawyers to make sure that you have the financial resources you need as you move forward. We are able to achieve this goal for our clients because we have the resources, medical knowledge and trial experience necessary to hold negligent medical professionals and institutions accountable.
What Exactly Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy includes symptoms and issues such as poor coordination, stiff and/or weak muscles, difficulty speaking and swallowing, and seizures. If your baby is having trouble meeting developmental milestones such as rolling over, crawling, sitting up or walking, it could be a result of cerebral palsy or another birth injury.
Is Negligence To Blame?
Cerebral palsy can occur even when doctors and nurses do everything right, but it is more often brought on by avoidable situations. If there was a failure to monitor the heart rate and other vitals during delivery, failure to recognize signs of fetal distress, or a delay in performing a Cesarean section delivery, you may have a valid claim for malpractice.
We will thoroughly review the medical records and gather all evidence necessary for determining whether you have a claim. You can rely on us to answer all of your questions and handle everything while you focus on your child's needs. Contact our Cleveland, Ohio, office today for a free, no-risk consultation with an attorney.