Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury

Often the result of a birth injury, cerebral palsy affects the child’s central nervous system and brain. Varied problems can come from cerebral palsy and it mainly hinders muscle control, but it might result in other issues such as learning disabilities, speech issues, and vision problems.

Among different individuals that side effects vary in their severity. The most severe cases require lifelong medical care and supervision for the patient. This can cost a lot of money and be a hardship in the families of those afflicted.

The brain injury might be a result of a brain injury that occurs early in the development of the child. But a lack of oxygen to the baby during birth could be responsible and it could’ve happened due to medical negligence and malpractice on the part of the doctor or hospital. In cases such as this, a lawsuit could be an option.

If you have reason to believe that the doctor or hospital were responsible for your child’s cerebral palsy, contact an attorney at Balkin & Eisbrouch to discuss a possible lawsuit.

Causes, kinds , and symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

The more common causes of Cerebral Palsy can possibly include:

  • Bleeding, infection, or injury to the baby’s brain
  • Excessive compression on the baby
  • The medical staff improperly using a vacuum or forceps in the act of delivery
  • Prenatal infections in the mother
  • The failure to perform a C-Section or to perform one in a timely fashion
  • Hypoxia, which is low oxygen
  • Asphyxia, which is no oxygen
  • Fetal distress

There are many types of cerebral palsy. They include:

  • Spastic
  • Dyskinetic
  • Ataxic
  • Hypotonic
  • A combination of all of the above

A commonly recognizable symptom of cerebral palsy is a child’s inability to stretch out his joints and muscles. This can result in an abnormal walk, weakness and/or paralysis in the muscles.

Some other symptoms include:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Problems with speech, vision, or hearing
  • Irregular movements or tremors
  • Seizures

Filing a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

The  birth injury attorneys of Balkin & Eisbrouch have unparalleled experience in the area of medical malpractice cases. We bring over 40 years of dedicated trial experience to your cerebral palsy lawsuit, and will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.  Cerebral palsy is a serious and debilitating condition that, in many instances, should have been prevented.  Negligent medical personnel are legally liable for the harm they cause.

Call Balkin & Eisbrouch today for a free legal consultation. You pay nothing unless you win your case.