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Cerebral Palsy

Dealing with Cerebral Palsy?

Birth Injuries Can Cause Lifelong Permanent Damage

If your child is oxygen deprived during the labor and birth process, it can lead to a permanent condition known as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy manifests in muscle spasms and writhing, as well as lack of muscle tone and missing developmental milestones. Cerebral palsy that results from a lack of oxygen can often be linked back to a doctor or medical professional’s failure to provide adequate medical attention during the labor and delivery process.

Actions that can directly lead to cerebral palsy include, but are not limited to:

  • Violent use of forceps
  • Use of the vacuum
  • Unusually long labors, generally more than 18 hours
  • Cord compression leading to lack of oxygen

If you suspect that any of these occurred during your labor, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against your healthcare providers. While no amount of compensation can balance out the life-long struggle you face as the parent of a child with cerebral palsy, it is important to hold negligent parties accountable.

Want to speak with us? Call 240-392-4430 for your free initial consultation.

File a Claim with Our Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys

By discussing your case with our experienced personal injury firm, you can give your case a strong chance of success. At the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A., our Waldorf personal injury lawyers are dedicated to the passionate pursuit of justice on behalf of your child, and work tirelessly to see justice served to the individuals responsible for your infant’s injuries. With experienced attorneys on your side, you can feel confident in knowing that your rights are in capable hands. You may have a strong claim for medical malpractice if your doctor failed to monitor you closely during the labor and birth, or if your doctor did not notice that your infant was in distress.

Call the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A. at 240-392-4430 to discuss the details of your case.

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