You may not realize, but cerebral palsy is not a particular condition or illness, it is a general term that is used to describe a variety of brain and nervous system disorders that affect a child’s brain. Cerebral palsy is typified by the effect these disorders have on bodily functions and movement. This post will go over cerebral palsy and how it could give rise to a claim.
Cerebral palsy results in a baby due to a lack of oxygen flow to the child during delivery or after birth. The lack of oxygen causes severe damage to the child’s brain and nervous system which results in a variety of disorders dubbed “cerebral palsy.”
Many cerebral palsy cases arise due to doctor or hospital negligence. Most cerebral palsy events are preventable therefore most can be traced to a particular event or occurrence.
If you are trying to recover for harm done to your child, you will need to prove that the doctor was negligent in caring for your child. To prove negligence, you need to establish that the physician owed your child a duty, that the physician violated that duty, and that violation caused harm to your child. Furthermore, keep in mind that doctors are held to a higher standard than other people because of their greater degree of knowledge and the trust that patients place in them.
Did your child suffer an injury during delivery? If yes, you may want to contact a lawyer ? you could have a valid claim to recover damages for medical malpractice. Suing someone is likely the last thing on your mind, but it is important that you try to pursue compensation for your child’s injuries. Your child will need a lifetime of care and government programs are not nearly sufficient to provide that care. A lawyer can help you get the money your child will need to provide for his or her care throughout their life.