Phoenix Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Birth injuries and delivery mistakes are the leading cause of Cerebral Palsy throughout the United States, accounting for thousands of medical malpractice claims each year. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers are responsible for the safety of your baby before, during and after birth. If your baby was the victim of a doctor or nurse’s negligence and wrongdoing it is critical that you speak with a Phoenix cerebral palsy lawyer immediately.

At Goldwater Law Firm, PC we dedicate ourselves to seeking justice on our clients’ behalf. If your baby now has Cerebral Palsy, (which is a serious brain injury) due to a doctor or nurse’s mistake you deserve to receive monetary compensation for: medical expenses, ongoing care, loss of wages, emotional trauma, pain and suffering and much more.

The following can lead to a baby being born with Cerebral Palsy:

  • Failure to respond to the mother’s changing conditions, such as high blood pressure or toxemia
  • Not responding to changes in the fetal heart rate
  • Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord which may cut off oxygen to the baby’s brain
  • Leaving a baby in the birth canal too long, which can cause a lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Excessive use of vacuum extraction
  • Improper use of forceps
  • Failure to recognize/treat seizures immediately following delivery
  • Failure to perform a cesarean section in the presence of fetal distress
  • Failure to plan a c-section for an overlarge or sick baby
  • Failure to timely diagnose and treat certain medical conditions (i.e. jaundice or meningitis)

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a general medical term that refers to a physical condition wherein brain damage occurs and results in a loss of motor control. Depending on the nature and severity of brain damage, cerebral palsy may not be diagnosed until the child is up to several years old.

There are many different types of cerebral palsy, thus the symptoms are broad but generally include:

  • Difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Limp and/or floppy muscles
  • Lacking muscle coordination
  • Seizures may occur

Brain damage that leads to a diagnosis of cerebral palsy can occur during pregnancy, during labor, during childbirth, and even during early in a child’s development years. Under many circumstances, brain damage is not preventable, in others, a child’s suffering could have been avoided — for example when a doctor does not diagnose or treat an infection in the mother during pregnancy or also when a doctor fails to address fetal distress during childbirth. This could result in asphyxia or brain hypoxia, which is a lack of oxygen to the brain. These are two examples of possible medical malpractice. Our Phoenix cerebral palsy attorney holds negligent doctors, medical providers, and hospitals accountable for negligence that causes a child to suffer a preventable birth injury.

Caring For Children Living With Cerebral Palsy

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it is important for you to determine if there may be sources able to provide compensation that will allow you to properly care for your child. We have recovered large sums of money that have allowed children affected by preventable birth injuries to access the best medical care, disability accessible housing, speech, physical, and occupational therapy, college tuition, and more.

Phoenix Cerebral Palsy Claims

To date Cerebral Palsy has no cure and will require a lifetime of medical care and commitment. If you believe that your baby may be the victim of medical malpractice, please contact us today to speak with an experienced Phoenix Cerebral Palsy lawyer. We represent clients on a contingency basis meaning our services are free unless we reach a recovery on your behalf.

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