Our Michigan birth injury lawyers handle cases involving cerebral palsy injuries. This can be a very serious condition and can affect a child throughout his or her lifetime. There are occasions in which this injury could have been prevented and this can give rise to a child birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit.
Cerebral palsy is a condition of the brain that occurs due to a permanent brain injury either before, during or after birth. This condition causes lack of muscle control and mobility. Where cerebral palsy is not a progressive disease, however, its effects are known to change with time. The exact cause of this condition is unknown. There is evidence that links the disease to the health history of both the mother and child, and any accidents causing brain injury. Cerebral palsy is mostly diagnosed immediately after birth, but the discovery can even be made at a later stage of childhood.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is the name given to a group of disorders that hinder mobility. This disease is caused by a brain injury before, during or shortly after birth. The brain damage can be result from a variety of conditions such as:
- Infection during pregnancy – toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus and rubella severely damage the nervous system of the fetus, resulting in cerebral palsy
- Rh Incompatibility – this can cause jaundice. In this condition, immune system of mother attacks the fetus
- Jaundice – this can result in brain damage
- Oxygen shortage – this can also cause brain damage to the child
- Toxicity – use of drug or alcohol can damage the brain of the fetus
- Stroke – this can occur if mother suffers from coagulation disorders
- Bleeding – bleeding in the brain of the boy after birth can damage the brain
- Kidney/Urinary Tract Infections – can also damage the brain, causing cerebral palsy
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is accompanied with a number of symptoms such as:
- Visual impairment
- Learning disorders
- Cure & Treatment
There is no cure for cerebral palsy. However, a number of therapies are offered for the treatment of this condition. It can be very difficult to live with this condition. Still, it is possible to be successful in coping with cerebral palsy.
Contact a Michigan Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawyer
If an infant suffers cerebral palsy due to medical mistakes and negligence, it can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Cerebral palsy is a serious medical condition that can affect the social, academic and vocational pursuits of your infant. The treatment for cerebral palsy can result in significant expense over the period of a lifetime. Such type of damage requests are included in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed for the case of anoxic brain injury.
It is essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible so that we can obtain your child’s complete medical chart to determine whether there was negligence involved in the treatment. Call (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our top rated Michigan birth injury lawyers about your cerebral palsy malpractice case. There are strict time delays for filing medical malpractice lawsuits in Michigan so it is essential to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to see if your child has valid case.