When a child is in the process of being born, he or she is as vulnerable to extreme and permanent harm as at any point in his or her life. Therefore, the medical professionals overseeing the birth need to perform properly in order to avoid potentially disastrous results. Unfortunately, that is not always what occurs, and many children are born with injuries that they will never completely overcome.
One of the most common results of a mistake made during the delivery process is a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Anyone who has been diagnosed with this condition can and often does live a happy and fulfilling life, but those in this position must also face and learn to overcome daily challenges. Therefore, anyone whose child has been diagnosed with this condition that may have been the result of a mistake made during the delivery process should seek the help of experienced cerebral palsy lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief overview of this troubling issue.
The basic and most common reason that a child will be diagnosed with cerebral palsy because of a mistake that was made during the delivery process is because the child suffered some sort of trauma to his or her brain. Damage to the brain at this juncture in life often leads to serious problems in cognitive development.
Specifically, there are several mistakes that can be made that will lead to a traumatic brain injury that leads to a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. These mistakes can include a failure to perform a C-section when such an approach to a delivery would be necessary, a failure to recognize a lack of oxygen getting to the child’s brain and a failure to properly monitor the vital signs of the child as he or she is being born.
Unfortunately, it can take quite some time for parents to realize that their child may have a serious problem that could be cerebral palsy. Generally, parents will recognize some sort of developmental deficit as the child gets older. These developmental deficits can include an inability to crawl or move properly, an inability to sit up, to grasp items with his or her hands or a tendency for muscle groups to develop abnormally. There is no sure-fire symptom of cerebral palsy, and many times this diagnosis comes as a terrible surprise to emotionally overwhelmed parents who may not have had any idea that something was wrong.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe that it could be the result of a mistake that was made during the delivery process, you need to seek the immediate help of experienced cerebral palsy lawyers who have been helping suffering parents stand up for the rights of their children for many years. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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