When a child is born with Cerebral Palsy often the cause is never identified.
However, in some situations the parents may have a strong suspicion that the cause of their child’s birth injury was due to medical malpractice and negligence.
There are several situations that could cause birth trauma so severe that a baby is then diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
The longer a child remains in the canal, the less oxygen they receive. If the medical staff allowed the infant to remain in the birth canal too long, the lack of oxygen can cause the child to become brain damaged and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
If the umbilical cord is wrapped tightly around the baby, it will be difficult for the child to receive oxygen. Failing to notice these conditions, and not taking appropriate medical intervention or a Cesarean can lead to Cerebral Palsy.
These are two clear examples of medical malpractice and negligence.
There are some situations where it would be difficult to determine if a mistake was made during the mother’s labor and delivery.
How did the medical staff behave immediately following the birth?
Was the medical care staff in control of the situation, or were they panicked and rushing around.
Did the staff wait until the last minute and then suddenly perform an emergency delivery, either with forceps, a vacuum, or a C-section?
How did your baby respond immediately after birth? Were there seizures, did the infant require oxygen, or immediately transferred to another hospital?
An attorney experienced with medical malpractice will look at the entire situation and determine if there is evidence to file a malpractice claim.