Cerebral palsy or birth injury caused by medical malpractice/medical negligence affects the youngest and most vulnerable members of society, babies, with tragic and severe long terms consequences and complications. The cerebral palsy lawyers at Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek have over 40 years of handling these delicate and complicated cases. The cerebral palsy attorneys attorneys at Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek will handle your case with the dedication and care it deserves.
Cerebral palsy is a medical term used to describe a group of chronic disorders that impair body movement and muscle coordination in the initial years of life. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to one or more areas of the brain responsible for coordinating and controlling muscle movement. This injury often occurs during fetal development or during the process of birth. Signs of cerebral palsy include difficulty with fine motor tasks, difficulty maintaining balance or walking, and the presence of involuntary or uncontrolled movements.
Birth injury is a more general term designed to encompass all injuries that a newborn may suffer during the process of birth. Some of the most devastating birth injuries are those that cause damage to the developing brain or death to the newborn child.
Some examples of negligent medical mistakes that can cause cerebral palsy and/or birth injury, which a cerebral palsy attorney could pursue include:
- Failure to remove the child from the birth canal in a timely manner causing lack of oxygen to the brain
- Failure to detect a prolapsed cord (when the umbilical cord wraps around the child’s neck)
- Failure to recognize and treat seizures
- Excessive use of vacuum extraction
- Improper use of forceps
- Failure to perform a C-section during fetal distress
- Ignoring changes in fetal heart rate
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat jaundice
This page is designed to provide you with basic information regarding what may constitute a case involving cerebral palsy or birth injury as a result of medical negligence. It is by no means an attempt to create a complete list. If you feel that you may have been the victim of medical malpractice/medical negligence resulting in cerebral palsy or birth injury please call Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek, where a cerebral palsy lawyer will assist you with further information.
Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek’s office is located in Baltimore, but the Firm handles cases throughout the State of Maryland and beyond.