The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 303 children suffer from some type of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy stems from a certain type of brain injury that causes a range of medical conditions that affect the nervous system and brain. This damage results in a wide variety of disorders, including movement problems, speech problems and learning disabilities. Children affected by cerebral palsy can expect a life-time of challenging struggles related to the condition. Although not all cases of cerebral palsy come as a result of medical malpractice or medical negligence, many times medical providers such as doctors and nurses are responsible.
Common Medical Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Healthcare providers like doctors and nurses can be responsible for causing cerebral palsy in infants and small children. Some common examples include:
- Birth trauma or improper use of force
- Improper use of forceps during delivery
- Lack of oxygen in labor and delivery
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Misdiagnosis of medical condition that makes vaginal delivery too dangerous
How do I Know if Medical Malpractice is Responsible for My Child's Cerebral Palsy?
The only way to truly determine if medical negligence played a role in your child's brain injury and cerebral palsy is to contact a cerebral palsy attorney. In Memphis, Tennessee we have handled many causes against doctors and hospitals that have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements. Tennessee's statute of limitations for filing a birth injury lawsuit is one of the shortest in the country. If you delay in contacting a lawyer, your claim may be barred before you bring a lawsuit.
Call us immediately at 877-819-4414 if you suspect that medical negligence caused your child's cerebral palsy. We offer free and confidential consultations.
Since graduating magna cum laude in 2005 from the University of Memphis School of Law, Thomas has helped make a difference in the lives of victims of serious personal injury, wrongful death, and professional negligence. Thomas has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court. Among other victories in the courtroom, Thomas obtained several impressive jury verdicts and settlements
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