Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy is a form of brain damage that impairs control of movement and often causes seizures. It is not always recognizable at birth, and may not be diagnosed until a child is two or three years old.
At The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, we are proud of our results, which include a $3,500,000 birth injury settlement, and remain committed to helping cerebral palsy patients recover compensation for their losses.
Let The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC file a claim against the medical professional who delivered your child. To find out if you have a case, fill out our form below or call us today.
Medical Malpractice And Cerebral Palsy
Signs that can suggest complications with labor and delivery that may have resulted in a birth injury include:
- Your baby had a low heart rate during delivery
- Your baby was “blue” at birth
- An extended period of labor, or other delay in delivery
- The baby’s position was wrong or there was a breech
- An unexpected need for a cesarian delivery or C-Section
- Your doctor had to use a vacuum extractor to aid delivery
- A previously unrecognized infection was discovered
- You had a long hospital stay after delivery, or spent time in a neonatal unit
- Your baby was on a ventilator after delivery
Cerebral palsy may occur as a result of:
- Failure to monitor: The failure of medical staff to monitor the child’s heart rate and oxygen levels which may result in cerebral palsy
- Fetal distress: The failure to respond to emergency situations which may result in cerebral palsy
- Failure to perform a cesarian section: The failure to timely perform a C-section in times of lack oxygen which may result in cerebral palsy
The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, recovered a $3,000,000 settlement for an Ohio family after we successfully linked obstetrical negligence to the child’s birth injury.
If your infant was diagnosed with cerebral palsy or if your child was injured at birth, let The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, file a claim against the medical professional who delivered your child. To find out if you have a case, fill out our contact form or call us today at 216-861-8888 or 877-977-3476 (toll free).