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Cerebral Palsy Attorney in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Latona Law Birth Injury Lawyers are specialized in sensitive medical negligence cases where a catastrophic injury to an infant during pregnancy, difficult delivery, or emergency c-section led to cerebral palsy. If your child is newborn up to 20 years old, contact us for a free consultation, and should we proceed there are no costs or fees until we get justice.

While Cerebral Palsy is not usually preventable, there are situations where it could have been prevented. Doctors, nurses, or other caregivers may not have properly identified, monitored, or treated symptoms late in the pregnancy, during delivery, or while the baby was still at the hospital.

Unfortunately, medical mistakes are the cause of thousands of cerebral palsy and brain injuries. Families can recover compensation past, present, and future benefits if it is proven in court that doctors, nurses, or other caregivers were negligent in caring for the mother and child.

 

Medical Errors that can cause Cerebral Palsy

Leaving a child in the birth canal too long causing a lack of oxygen to the brain
Failure to recognize and treat seizures following delivery
Failure to detect a prolapsed cord
Excessive use of vacuum extraction
Failure to perform a C-section in the presence of fetal distress
Not responding to changes in the fetal heart rate
Failure to plan a C-section given the existence of risk factors
Failure to timely diagnose and treat jaundice
Failure to timely diagnose and treat sepsis and meningitis

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Physical impairments may include movement, balance, and posture. Legs, arms, and facial muscles may also be affected.
All or some of the limbs may be involved. Intellectual impairments may include an inability to think or learn at an age appropriate level.
Most often injury to the child’s brain occurs during pregnancy, during childbirth, or shortly after childbirth. Speech, reading, writing, and communication can also be affected. Seizures, vision and hearing, eating and developmental delays are also common. Finally, movement, balance, and posture are also often affected by Cerebral Palsy.

Symptoms of cerebral palsy include:

Seizures
Speech delays
Delayed milestones
Problems with muscle tone
Intellectual disabilities
Involuntary movements or tremors
Lack of muscle coordination (ataxia)
Difficulty with sucking or eating
And others

Experienced CP attorneys to help you get the answers you deserve.

Conditions like cerebral palsy, when caused by birth injuries due to medical negligence, may have been prevented if treated appropriately. This is why every birth injury deserves to be investigated. Latona Law has been investigating and defending birth injury victims in Pennsylvania for over 15 years and has helped recover more than $20 million.

Contact us for a free consultation of your cerebral palsy case.

Medical Errors that can cause Cerebral Palsy
  • Leaving a child in the birth canal too long causing a lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Failure to recognize and treat seizures following delivery
  • Failure to detect a prolapsed cord
  •  Excessive use of vacuum extraction
  • Excessive use of Pitocin to induce labor
  • Failure to perform a C-section in the presence of fetal distress
  • Not responding to changes in the fetal heart rate
  • Failure to plan a C-section given the existence of risk factors
  • Failure to timely diagnose and treat jaundice
  • Failure to timely diagnose and treat sepsis and meningitis

What is Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that appear early in childhood. These disorders can range from mild to severe and mostly affect motor coordination and muscle movement. Cerebral Palsy is characterized by damage to the brain and can be manifested both physically and intellectually.

Physical impairments may include movement, balance and posture. Legs, arms and facial muscles may be affected. All or some of the limbs may be involved. Intellectual impairments may include an inability to think or learn at an age appropriate level.

Most often injury to the child’s brain occurs during pregnancy, during childbirth, or shortly after childbirth. Speech, reading, writing, and communication canmay also be affected. Seizures, vision and hearing, eating and developmental delays arecan also common oftenoccur. Finally, mMovement, balance, and posture are also often affected by Cerebral Palsy.

Malpractice Cases for
Cerebral Palsy

While Cerebral Palsy is not usually preventable, there are situations where it could have been prevented. Doctors, nurses, or other caregivers may not have properly identified, monitored, or treated symptoms late in the pregnancy, during delivery, or while the baby was still at the hospital. This could be medical negligence and it deserves to be investigated.

Unfortunately, medical mistakes are the cause of thousands of cerebral palsy and brain injuries. Families can recover compensation past, present, and future benefits if it is proven in court that doctors, nurses, or other caregivers were negligent in caring for the mother and child. When proper procedure is not followed, and the standard of care is broken, permanent brain damage to a child can occur, sometimes leading to Cerebral Palsy.

Contact us for a free consultation of your cerebral palsy case.

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