Ataxic Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
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A child suffering from ataxic cerebral palsy and their family will face many challenges ahead. In many situations, the condition was not preventable. However, sometimes it is possible to determine ataxic cerebral palsy was due to a preventable injury. Latona Law ataxic cerebral palsy attorneys are experienced in successfully recovering compensation for families in these difficult cases. Our lawyers dissect the entire process of care to identify anything that could have cause a birth injury. Any difficulty during pregnancy, delivery or prenatal care could possibly be the time where the infant suffered an injury. The next step is analyzing further with the help of medical experts and a team of doctor-lawyers to determine if the injury could have been prevented and was due to medical negligence. It is possible to recover compensation for damages, in addition to past, present and future medical expenses.
We have helped victims of medical malpractice in Luzerne, Lackawanna and surrounding counties for over 30 years. The road ahead will never be easy, but if a medical provider is responsible for your child’s injury our team of attorneys will hold them accountable.
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Medical Mistakes that can cause ataxic 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
Indicators cerebral palsy may have been caused by medical error
- Emergency delivery with forceps, vacuum extraction, or emergency C-section
- Your child required resuscitation (CPR) after birth (your child may have been born appearing bluish)
- Following delivery, your child was transferred to a different hospital, or spent time in the NICU
- Your child had seizures immediately or shortly after birth
- Your child required special testing after birth, such as an MRI, or brain sac
- Your child required oxygen to facilitate breathing after birth
- Your child had low A.P.G.A.R. Score at birth
Ataxic cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence
Unfortunately, medical mistakes are the cause of thousands of cerebral palsy cases and brain injuries. Doctors and nurses caring for the mother and child are responsible for providing safe and effective care before, during and after birth. 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.
Ataxic cerebral palsy is characterized by ataxia or damage to the cerebellum. While this is the least common form of cerebral palsy, it is one of the most commonly found in cases of medical malpractice or negligence. Since most diagnoses doesn’t occur until 18-24 months after birth, it can be difficult know whether or not your child’s injury is a result of malpractice.
But our experienced team of lawyers will work round the clock to determine whether there is a case for malpractice and investigate what could have been done to prevent the birth injury. By doing this, we not only provide you with compensation for your child’s injuries, but also prevent future injuries as a result of the same negligence or medical malpractice.
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