Little Rock Cerebral Palsy
The birth of a child should be a wonderful life event and milestone. All a new parent hopes for is a healthy baby boy or girl to arrive without serious complications. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made by the medical professionals delivering the newborn that can result in lifetime disability to the child. One of the most significant conditions that can result from labor or delivery negligence is Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that occurs while the child’s brain is developing – before, during, or shortly after birth. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, call our Little Rock Cerebral Palsy attorneys so that we can evaluate your situation today. We are a large regional firm with the resources and experience to handle all types of birth injury cases.Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common motor disabilities in children. It is an incurable condition that affects muscular development and movement, the ability to learn, and other developmental issues. Each year nearly 10,000 newborns are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and approximately 764,000 people across the United States are currently living with it. Signs of Cerebral Palsy include jerky reflexes, tremors, difficulty with balance, seizures, difficulty eating and swallowing, drooling, and head lagging. If your child demonstrates any of these warning signs, you should consult with a medical professional immediately.
Cerebral Palsy is caused by a brain injury or malformation that occurs while the infant’s brain is developing. While some cases of Cerebral Palsy are genetic and therefore unavoidable, others are caused by the negligence of the healthcare provider, doctor, or hospital. Below is a short list of factors that have commonly been linked to Cerebral Palsy diagnoses:
- Lack of oxygen to the brain due to choking, a ruptured uterus during birth, or umbilical cord strangulation
- Improperly treated infections occurring prior to or right after birth
- Traumatic injuries to the head occurring during labor or delivery
- Failure to diagnose and treat jaundice
If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, and you suspect or have been told it was due to medical malpractice, contact an attorney immediately. There are strict time limits within which medical malpractice cases must be asserted. Our Cerebral Palsy lawyers can help Little Rock residents meet these statutory deadlines and comply with wrongful death standards, if applicable.
Cerebral Palsy cases are highly fact-intensive and involve complex health care liability questions. To be successful in your claim, medical experts will have to show that the doctor, nurse, or another medical professional failed to follow the relevant standard of care. Many times fault is determined by whether the doctor identified certain risk factors or reacted appropriately given the circumstances. At NST, we have the resources to consult with experts who can analyze your medical records.
Cerebral Palsy is an incurable disease that will require lifetime medical treatment, including surgery and physical therapy. Families must expend considerable resources to ensure their child receives proper care. If a doctor’s mistake caused your child to sustain Cerebral Palsy, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover the economic and non-economic damages resulting from the negligence. Our law firm can utilize our trial experience and resources to help you recover all to which you may be entitled. We can retain experts to help document future medical bills, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.Contact a Little Rock Cerebral Palsy Attorney Today
A child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy will require extensive, long-term medical treatment and supervision for the rest of his or her life. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, contact Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today for a free consultation. Our birth injury attorneys are dedicated to helping those who have been affected by Cerebral Palsy and serve families across Arkansas and Pulaski County. To learn why NST is the way to go for people who need a Cerebral Palsy attorney in Little Rock, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form.