While medical malpractice is never good, birth injury malpractice is particularly devastating – for both the child and their family. One of the most serious outcomes of Wichita, Kansas, birth injury malpractice is cerebral palsy, a neurological condition caused by oxygen deprivation during the birthing process. If this occurs as a result of negligence or error on the part of the medical staff, you may have a case for a malpractice lawsuit.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the term “cerebral palsy” covers a group of disorders that affect movement and muscle tone or posture. Symptoms vary widely but can include spasticity, rigidity, ataxia, tremors, seizures, and learning difficulties. Cerebral palsy can occur as the result of lack of oxygen to the brain (hypoxia), premature delivery, lack of oxygen to the body (asphyxia), and trauma during birth.
Common causes of cerebral palsy malpractice include a physician’s failure to monitor fetal heart rate, detect a prolapsed umbilical cord, or detect/treat infections in the mother during pregnancy. Malpractice can also occur during the delivery when a physician fails to plan/schedule a cesarean section, improperly uses a vacuum or forceps, or delays or improperly performs a cesarean section.
Set Up A Consultation With Our Wichita Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Because of the complicated nature of cerebral palsy cases, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney to handle your suit. The cerebral palsy attorneys at PHP Law firm have the experience and expertise necessary to build a strong cerebral palsy case. If you and your family have been a victim, please contact our medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation. We are honored to serve your case!