Injury Legal Network birth and brain injuries attorneys
have identified a few of the most common questions that parents
have about birth and brain injuries. We hope that you can find
some answers to help you better understand birth and brain injuries.
For more information, contact a birth and brain injury attorney
is Cerebral Palsy caused?
Most cases of Cerebral Palsy results from faulty development
of, or damage to, the "motor" areas of the brain.
Faulty development of these motor areas is caused by brain damage.
The most common type of brain damage associated with Cerebral
Palsy results from a lack of oxygen to the child's brain. Not
all cases of Cerebral Palsy have an easily identifiable cause.
are the common signs of Cerebral Palsy?
Although there are many signs that doctors use to identify CP,
there are some common things that parents can look for:
of CP usually appear before age 3, and evidence of a birth injury
can become apparent as soon as 48 hours after birth. If you
notice any of these or any other abnormalities in your child,
contact a doctor immediately and then call a brain damage lawyer
is Cerebral Palsy diagnosed?
Doctor's diagnose CP by testing an infant's motor skills and
examining the child's medical history. A process of elimination
is used to rule out a number of other possibilities, and specialized
tests such as an MRI, CT Scan and ultrasonograpy are usually
ordered. Doctors also look for conditions that are usually present
in children with CP, such as seizure disorders, mental impairment
and vision or hearing problems.
do I know if my doctor's negligence caused my child's birth
There are several tools that birth injury and brain
damage attorneys use to prove that a birth or brain injury was
caused by negligence or carelessness. Our attorneys will closely
observe and investigate every aspect of your pregnancy and childbirth.
Your attorney will carefully study the medical records, including
neonatal records, the fetal heart monitor and strip, newborn
records, and your labor and delivery records. Also, copies of
imaging studies performed on the child, including ultrasounds
CT scans, or MRIs of the head should be carefully studied. Any
deviation from the standard of care is a good indication that
negligence has occurred.
should I do if I think medical negligence may have caused my
child's birth injury?
If you suspect your child's birth injury or brain damage may
be the result of a doctor's mistake, you need to act right away.
Call the birth and brain damage lawyers at 1-800-732-5243
immediately for guidance and advice on how to go about taking
the next step. Our birth and brain damage lawyers will start
an investigation right away and help you find the truth about
your baby's birth injury.
can a birth and brain injuries attorney do for my child and
An experienced birth injury and brain damage attorney can first
and foremost help you identify if medical negligence occurred.
With a thorough evaluation of your labor and delivery, our trained
experts can pinpoint exactly when and if the birth or brain
injury was due to negligence. Then our birth and brain injuries
attorneys can move forward and come up with a settlement that
is fair based on the extent of your child's injury and emotional
damage. Although we can't take away the pain that your child's
birth injury caused, we can help relieve your financial burden.
Call 1-800-732-5243 to set up a consultation with one
of our birth injury and brain damage lawyers.
out how a Birth Injury Legal Network lawyer can help you