Medical Malpractice & Cerebral Palsy
West Virginia Birth Injury Attorney
When medical malpractice affects a family, the results can be catastrophic and long-lasting. One such instance is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy occurs in 2 out of every 1,000 births, but it does not always have to be the result of a birth injury. Sometimes the defects are seen while the baby is still in the womb, but in other cases the symptoms do show until the child is a toddler. Cerebral palsy is not just one disorder, but rather a category of disorders that affect the brain and nervous system. Thus, the muscle coordination, motor skills, and ability to learn and speak are often affected.
There are many cases of cerebral palsy where science is unable to determine what caused the condition. However, they do know some of the causes of this disorder. An infection or bleeding in the brain, head trauma, severe jaundice, or an infection in the mother during pregnancy are all know factors that increase the risk of the presence of cerebral palsy. Sometimes, this is outside of anyone's control, but it may also be due to the fact that a doctor failed to diagnose a problem such as jaundice or rubella. If this is the case, they could be held responsible to whatever happens to the child.
Call the firm if you need a birth injury lawyer!
If you have questions about a birth injury like Erb's palsy or cerebral palsy, please do not hesitate to talk to an attorney from Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC. They have over 30 years of experience in these types of cases and understand the heartache and frustration that can result. With millions of dollars in compensation recovered for their clients, you can rely on their firm to have what it takes to secure you the maximum amount of compensation for your pain and suffering.
Contact a West Virginia personal injury lawyer today for more information regarding your case. See how their team could help you!