Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that alters the development and coordination of the muscles, along with severe disruption of the nervous system. It has no known cure and thus continues to affect the lives of millions of families. Cerebral palsy is the result of a brain injury or abnormal development of the brain. It may develop during pregnancy or not have an exact cause, but in some unfortunate cases, cerebral palsy is an immediate result of medical malpractice at the time of birth. The offices of Cardaro & Peek can help to discover the truth about your loved one’s cerebral palsy diagnosis and make sure that those responsible are held accountable for the damage they caused.
How To Know if Cerebral Palsy was Caused by Medical Malpractice
Cerebral palsy can develop while a baby is still inside the womb. However, there is a possibility that it was caused during the birthing process or shortly after. Brain cell death is the most common cause of cerebral palsy during birth. This occurs when a traumatic brain injury occurs, or the baby has some other sort of oxygen restriction during his or her birth. Another common cause of cerebral palsy during birth is prolonged labor. When labor goes on for too long, it can cause a baby to stay in the birth canal for too long, causing them to lose oxygen. All of these injuries can happen during the birthing process, even when supervised by doctors and nursing staff. A cerebral palsy diagnosis may be considered medical malpractice when:
- the doctor or surgeon failed to perform a cesarean section when indicated
- the doctor or surgeon did not respond quick enough to fetal distress due to lack of oxygen
- the doctor or surgeon neglected to check for possible umbilical cord entanglement prior to birth
- the doctor or surgeon incorrectly used tools to extract the baby
Hospitals are often the place of choice to give birth due to the medical professionals who provide help, medication, and reassurance. But medical professionals can make mistakes. Error is bound to occur every so often, sometimes with detrimental results. Contact a trained medical malpractice lawyer to help determine what exactly went wrong at the hospital to bring your little one some justice.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.