Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy

The birth of a newborn child is often one of the happiest days in a parent’s life. Unfortunately, there may be situations in which something goes wrong with the birth. One of the most common birth injuries is cerebral palsy, which has the potential to seriously impact the daily life of the child and entire family. Sometimes, cerebral palsy is caused because of the negligence of one of the medical professionals delivering the child. In this case, it may be beneficial for the parents to consider taking legal action against the negligent medical staff because they may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, the cost of outside help, and other expenses directly related to cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy can be caused by a lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain during labor. This can have an impact on the child’s physical development such as poor coordination, inability to walk, and stiffness or weakness of muscles. The child will have to continuously attend doctors appointments and as a result, the financial burden can be overwhelming for parents. It is important to note that not all cases of cerebral palsy are caused by the negligence of a medical professional. If you have questions about medical negligence, contact our firm today.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.