Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

Cerebral Palsy / Erb's Palsy Lawsuit

In some situations, during the birth delivery of a baby, there are injuries suffered which leave permanent damage to children including cerebral palsy or Erb's Palsy. Injuries can occur from Caesarean sections or from a failure to properly act in situations which require complicated deliveries. These complicated birth injuries can cause cerebral palsy or Erb's Palsy. Both of these types of palsies are muscle and nerve disorders. Some serious birth defects are caused by the drugs that mothers use before the actual deliveries. There have been multiple birth defect lawsuits filed over the morning sickness drug Zofran. Also, mothers who take antidepressants like Zoloft or Paxil may increase a risk of birth defects in the child. Zofran has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects including some very serious heart issues, resulting in Zofran Lawsuits being filed. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common disorders in babies. There are around four cases of Cerebral Palsy for every 1,000 births.

Infant Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

Infant Cerebral Palsy LawsuitThere are Cerebral Palsy lawsuits filed around United States accusing negligence on a variety of fronts. There are cases where babies are perfectly healthy in the womb but then suffer serious injuries during the birthing process. Cerebral Palsy is one of the conditions that a child can suffer from when the birth is done with errors. Cerebral Palsy has no known cure and can stay with the child through adulthood. There are a variety of issues and problems during a pregnancy which can lead to injuries including:

  • Delays or failure to perform a Caesarian section
  • If the baby is too large to fit in the birth canal and there is a failure plan a Caesarian section
  • Failure to diagnose infection like meningitis
  • Failure to monitor signs of stress in the fetal heart rate.
  • Incorrect use of the vacuum and forceps during delivery.
  • Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Delays in delivering the infant, causing oxygen deprivation

There have been been multiple lawsuits filed against hospitals over these failures. Juries have awarded millions of dollars as these children who suffered from cerebral palsy or Erb's Palsy as these conditions can remain with them the rest of their lives. These cerebral palsy or Erb's Palsy lawsuits can help recover medical costs, which can mean millions of dollars in serious cases. Other birth defect lawsuits help recover costs like lost income of the parents, legal fees and emotional distress. An experienced birth defect attorney can help walk you through the different steps when filing a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit.

How to File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

If you child suffers from Cerebral Palsy due to the result of a negligent delivery, you may be entitled to compensation. The Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit could possibly be filed against physician, hospital, medical staff, and/or whoever else is responsible for the baby’s injuries. All states do not have the same statute of limitations in terms of when you are eligible to file a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit. It is best to secure your Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit, you speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Complete the form to the right to have your Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit reviewed at no cost.

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