Cerebral Palsy Caused by Birth Injuries
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Cerebral palsy is a serious health condition that has a lifelong impact on the affected individual. Resulting from a brain injury before, during, or just after birth, cerebral palsy is often ultimately linked to medical malpractice. This means that if your child is suffering from cerebral palsy, you may be able to obtain compensation from the responsible parties.
Your chances of a successful outcome dramatically increase with legal representation. David C. Rash is a medical malpractice lawyer with over 25 years of experience and is trusted throughout Florida. Through our commitment to legal excellence, you can have confidence in our ability to protect the best interests of both you and your child.
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Causes & Types of Cerebral Palsy
Research indicates that nearly 10,000 infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. This staggering number may be greater in actuality, as a proper diagnosis may not be made for a few years after birth. When caused by medical malpractice, cerebral palsy can result from many mistakes, including a lack of oxygen to the baby's brain and birth trauma.
It is important to determine the root of these medical mistakes. Whether a doctor failed to appropriately monitor fetal heart rate during labor or neglected to identify a prolapsed umbilical cord, those responsible must be held accountable for their negligence.
There are many different types of cerebral palsy, each ranging in severity, including:
- Spastic cerebral palsy: Makes up the majority of most diagnoses and is characterized by stiffness and difficulty moving. Patients suffering from spastic cerebral palsy struggle to change positions.
- Athetoid cerebral palsy: Roughly 10 percent of cerebral palsy cases are attributed to this type. Symptoms include involuntary movement, slurred speech, and low muscle tone.
- Ataxic cerebral palsy: Also accounts for around 10 percent of cerebral palsy cases. Ataxic cerebral palsy patients struggle with vision, balance, and muscle movements.
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We understand the pain and frustration you feel when your child's health has been compromised. While these emotions may never dissipate entirely, our goal at David C. Rash P.A. is to alleviate your burdens by handling the legal details of your case. From start to finish, we are here to assist you and answer your questions as they arise. Our clients matter and we treat them as such.
No doctor or health professional should get away with mistakes made during the birth of a child. Get in touch with our Florida medical malpractice attorney to ensure that this doesn't happen.