Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in Florida, FL
Was Your Child Injured During Birth?
Your children mean more to you than almost anything in the world, which is why you want to do everything possible to keep them safe from harm. Nothing is more devastating for parents than meeting their baby only to discover that the child has a serious medical condition. While some medical conditions are congenital, others are birth injuries caused by negligent prenatal care or delivery. If you believe that a hospital, doctor, nurse, or medical staffer is responsible for your child’s cerebral palsy, you need to seek damages in order to hold that facility or those personnel accountable. You may have the opportunity to sue the hospital or may be able to target the specific doctor responsible for medical malpractice.
Potential Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a medical term that encompasses a variety of neurological disorders that hinder muscle coordination and body movement. An infant that receives insufficient amounts of oxygen immediately after birth or even during labor can develop this condition.
Some of the causes of cerebral palsy include:
- Failure to detect or treat infections in the mother during pregnancy
- Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord
- Delay in performing a necessary C-section
- Failure to monitor the fetal heart rate during the birth
- Negligence and mistakes using instruments like a vacuum or forceps
The Florida Law Group: Proving Fault in Cerebral Palsy Cases
Most children who have cerebral palsy are born with it, but others are born perfectly healthy and suffer this condition due to negligence. If you believe that your child was harmed during birth by a negligent hospital worker or doctor, you need to contact The Florida Law Group today to seek compensation. Medical malpractice lawsuits can be complicated, and you should not attempt to fight alone. Instead, make sure to talk with our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers who can offer a professional opinion on how you should proceed in your case.
Don’t hesitate to contact our firm today and discuss the details of your case.