People in Ohio and throughout the nation were encouraged to participate in a recent event designated to support and raise awareness for those who suffer from a neurological disorder believed to be caused at the time of birth. National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day was celebrated on a recent Wednesday. Members of the public were asked to wear clothing green in color to show their support.
Many Ohio mothers-to-be want to trust their medical professionals' opinions regarding the care for their unborn child. Doctors may offer advice on nutrition, prenatal care and how the baby should be delivered. If a mother follows the instructions of a doctor regarding delivery and the baby suffers a birth injury such as developing cerebral palsy, there may be cause to file a medical malpractice suit.
When parents are expecting a child, their primary concern is typically that their child is healthy. However, sometimes a child is born with a birth injury due to the negligence of a third party. A couple from a state neighboring Ohio has recently been awarded over $18 million after filing a birth injury suit.
Bringing a life into the world can be a situation that many Ohio residents may dream about. As a result, they likely want the best care for their child before, during and after delivery. Regrettably, mistakes can be made by doctors and other medical staff during delivery that could lead to a serious birth injury for the baby. It is not unlikely for cerebral palsy to result from certain errors.
Many Ohio parents-to-be rely on the care of doctors to ensure that their baby is born as healthy as possible. The joy of having a healthy baby can be immeasurable for parents, and in contrast, a birth injury can be just as devastating. If you believe that your baby was injured during birth due to the negligence of the doctors or hospital staff involved, you may want to consider legal action in order to seek compensation.