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Cerebral Palsy May Be A Birth Injury Caused By Medical Malpractice

There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy (CP); it is a disorder - not a disease - that affects the parts of the brain that control muscle movement and coordination. Most individuals who have cerebral palsy were born with it, whether due to a brain injury that occurred while still in the womb or to a birth injury that occurred due to a labor and delivery complication.

If your son or daughter is showing symptoms of or has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may be wondering whether a mistake during delivery was the cause. At Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum, P.A., our Miami birth injury attorneys have more than 90 years of experience investigating negligence and malpractice cases. We can help determine when the brain injury that caused your child's cerebral palsy occurred and help stop a health care professional from making the same mistake twice. Contact our law firm online or at 800-815-6232 for a complimentary consultation.

Signs Of Cerebral Palsy Caused By A Birth Injury

Your child may show signs of cerebral palsy right away or symptoms may take up to three years to develop. Indicators that your child suffered a brain injury during birth that may have caused cerebral palsy include:

  • Seizures
  • First breaths. Did your child breathe (scream) after delivery or was his or her first breath delayed?
  • Body alignment. Does the positioning of your newborn's head appear slightly off?
  • Visible weakness. Does your child appear to lack muscle tone or coordination?
  • Tight limbs. Are your child's hands, arms or legs tight?
  • Developmental milestones. Has your child missed major milestones, such as attempting to sit or crawl within the first year?

An MRI or CT scan is usually necessary to determine the extent of any damage to the brain and guide a treatment or rehabilitation plan. Children with cerebral palsy will often have special needs for the rest of their lives, such as mobility assistance like a wheelchair, physical therapy, speech therapy and/or special education classes.

The good news is that with the medical and educational resources available today, a child with cerebral palsy can live a full, normal life. The Miami attorneys at Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum, P.A. can help you seek lifetime benefits for your child through a birth injury lawsuit if cerebral palsy was caused by a preventable brain injury during birth.

Additional Birth Injury Information

If you believe that a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional involved in your birthing experience made a mistake that caused injury to you or your child, then these additional birth injury resources may be helpful to you:

Miami CP Brain Damage Lawsuit Attorneys

If your child is showing signs of cerebral palsy or has been diagnosed with CP, contact our South Florida law firm online or at 800-815-6232 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your legal options. To provide the best life possible for your child, you may need considerable financial assistance. Our team of Florida cerebral palsy lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you need from the doctor, nurse or hospital responsible for a brain injury that resulted in cerebral palsy.

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