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Cerebral Palsy Malpractice

Treatment for cerebral palsy over a lifetime could be expensive if the child requires extensive medical care, therapy, and rehabilitation. If you or your child has cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice or negligence, contact one of our offices today. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of dedicated and experienced cerebral palsy attorneys ready to help you.

Infant Brain Damage

Brain injuries can change the lives of victims and their families forever. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that many brain injuries could have been prevented, and are the result of negligence. If your child has suffered brain damage at birth, you may have legal grounds to make a claim for damages. We offer honest answers and dedicated advocacy for victims of brain injuries and their families throughout the region and statewide.

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An experienced infant malpractice attorney understands the tactics that defense lawyers typically use when trying to alleviate or completely eliminate their client’s responsibility. A skilled lawyer will research, interview witnesses, and gather pertinent documents in order to prove your case. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of dedicated and experienced infant malpractice attorneys ready to help you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

In most cases, children who have cerebral palsy were born with it, quite often as the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain or body, premature birth, or trauma during the delivery process. It’s important to understand that just because a child is born with cerebral palsy doesn’t necessarily mean that medical malpractice occurred; even under the best of circumstances and the highest prenatal care and proper delivery procedures, things can go wrong. However, when medical malpractice is believed to be the cause of a child’s development of cerebral palsy, the common causes include:

Failure to detect and/or properly treat infections such as meningitis during pregnancy.
Failure to properly monitor the fetal heart rate during labor and delivery.
Failure to detect the existence of a prolapsed umbilical cord during pregnancy.
Failure to plan and schedule a cesarean section procedure when the size of a baby prevents it from safely passing through the birth canal.
Making negligent and unreasonable errors when using instruments such as vacuum and/or forceps while delivering a baby (could be using them when not necessary or not using them when necessary).

Prior to a baby’s birth, the doctor should be able to diagnose the mother for potential infections, risk factors or complications during childbirth in addition to determining the baby’s size and proper course of delivery to ensure the safest possible birth. If a doctor failed to diagnose or plan around certain conditions, they may be liable for injuries or responsible for malpractice.

Even during childbirth, if it is apparent the baby has experienced oxygen deprivation, there are still steps the doctor could take to prevent cerebral palsy. One treatment option would be through hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is a type of therapy that puts the baby in a decompressed chamber full of 100 percent oxygen to flood the tissue and brain that may have not received enough oxygen.

Legal Action For Infant Brain Damage

Infant Brain Damage can happen at any time during pregnancy, during the delivery period, or after birth. Head trauma during birth and shortly after is one of the leading reasons for baby brain damage, and is often caused my medical negligence. Oxygen deprivation and loss of blood flow to the brain may lead to brain damage. This can be caused by:

Placental eruptions
Oxygen deprivation
Physical trauma suffered during labor and delivery
Issues with the umbilical cord
Jaundice

Brain damage can also be caused by maternal infections, specifically preeclampsia, and intrauterine infections. When left untreated, these illnesses can cause Infant Brain Damage.

If your child has suffered a brain injury, the award-winning attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm can help. We offer honest answers and dedicated advocacy for victims of brain injuries and their families throughout the region and statewide. We will fight to obtain the maximum compensation available for the injuries suffered. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.

There's a Carlson Law Firm Near You

With 12 locations throughout Texas, there’s a Carlson Law Firm near you. We have law offices located in Killeen, Temple, Waco, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, and Corpus Christi.

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