There are many cases where a baby injury occurs during the birthing process. Sometimes, this is completely unavoidable and is the result of natural causes. There are many different conditions that can lead to a child being seriously injured, sometimes in ways that cause challenges for the rest of their lives. In some of these cases, however, medical negligence is a factor. One of the most devastating injuries that parents can be informed of is baby brain damage. In cases where an infant’s brain is damaged, the injury is permanent and the symptoms may be very severe.
One of the common consequences of baby brain damage is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy can describe a specific condition or a group of conditions. There are different types of cerebral palsy, including ataxic cerebral palsy, dyskinetic cerebral palsy and forms of cerebral palsy that are mixtures of several different types. In most cases, the most significant effects of this injury are a diminished ability to control the muscles on the part of the child and uneven muscle tone. The first time that some parents notice something is wrong is when a child seems too limp or too rigid.
There are cases where cerebral palsy becomes a factor a significant amount of time after the child is been born. It’s important to keep in mind that this condition is caused by brain injury, but not necessarily brain injury during birth. However, there are definitely cases where doctors didn’t do what they should’ve done, where hospitals didn’t provide adequate facilities or where nurses didn’t perform as expected and when these forms of negligence are direct causes of the child’s injury. When this is the case, a lawyer may be able to help you file a lawsuit for compensation for your child’s pain and suffering, as well as for the expenses involved in treating the condition.
Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition. While it never heals, the symptoms sometimes do become worse. This means that the care your child needs may become more expensive over time, and more necessary. If your child suffers from a brain injury and you believe it was caused by medical negligence, be sure to talk to an attorney. Many of them will speak with you for free and offer you a free consultation to determine the merits of your case. If you have a good one, they may be willing to fight for you.