Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help Parents Recover Financially When Negligence Caused a Child’s Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is often caused by medical negligence
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurologic condition appearing early in life that can affect gross and fine motor skills in both the legs and the arms (quadriparesis), either the legs or the arms (diplegia), or one side of the body (hemiparesis). Some children with CP develop seizures, hearing or vision loss, and/or suffer from cognitive deficits and learning disabilities. Whatever the particular manifestation, children with cerebral palsy have special needs for costly medical and educational services which have the potential to dramatically improve the quality of their lives. Our medical malpractice attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm in Cleveland help families shoulder the burden of the medical expenses of caring for a child with CP. If the hospital or doctor is at fault, then they need to be held accountable.
Cerebral palsy requires a lifetime of expensive care
Approximately 3,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year in the United States. Sometimes CP is the result of a medical mistake made by a doctor or nurse at or near the time of delivery. Unfortunately, even in those cases where medical mistakes caused CP, families often are intentionally misled into believing it was “unpreventable.” If you suspect that your child’s CP could have been prevented, or even if you just have a “hunch” things weren’t handled correctly, give the injury attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm a call to discuss your situation. We have the expertise and experience to get real answers about your child’s cerebral palsy.
Common signs that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical negligence
Cerebral palsy requires a lifetime of large medical bills, rehabilitation, and care costs. Although you may not have considered whether a physician or hospital employee was at fault for your child’s condition, there are many signs that point to possible negligence:
- Low birth weight
- Bleeding near the time of birth
- Emergency cesarean section
- Fetal heart rate abnormalities
- Blood gas abnormalities
- Low APGAR scores
- Extended period of delivery time
- Bruising around infant’s head
- Vacuum extraction
- Use of forceps
- Admission to NICU
The bottom line is this: even if you have no recollection of anything going wrong or being out of the ordinary, there still may have been negligence. Do not assume your doctor acted without any fault. Our attorneys are here to investigate the facts and get real answers. Consultations are free, and you pay nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney to determine if your child’s cerebral palsy was due to negligence
The medical malpractice lawyers at The Eisen Law Firm use their science backgrounds to analyze your child’s medical files and find the truth to the causes of your child’s cerebral palsy. When medical malpractice is the cause, we hold the responsible parties accountable so that your child receives the compensation they deserve and the best medical care possible for their needs. Call us at 216-687-0900 or to schedule a free initial consultation at our Cleveland office. We work with injured victimsin Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and throughout Northeast Ohio.