Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers Help Victims of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a central nervous system disability that affects an individual’s ability to control bodily movements and functions. This disability is typically caused by damage to the brain before or during birth. Symptoms of this birth injury range from mild motor skill deficiencies to severe brain injury with cognitive delay. Misdiagnosis and medical negligence is a cause of cerebral palsy, which compounds the pain and frustration that children and their families undoubtedly experience. When searching for a Baltimore, Maryland birth injury lawyer, secure representation from a law firm with decades of experience. Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. houses a team of experienced Baltimore birth injury lawyers with a proven track record of successful outcomes for cerebral palsy patients and their families. Trust us to fight for the best interest of your child while you tend to the needs of your family.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is the result of a brain injury or malformation which can occur during pregnancy or at the time of birth. While many conditions can contribute to its development, about 10% of cerebral palsy cases are caused specifically by physician negligence. According to CerebralPalsy.org, this chronic condition can affect the child’s ability to control the muscles and can result in learning deficits. While it is not life-threatening, it can cause a lifetime of pain and discomfort.
Cerebral palsy can result from medical negligence causing the deprivation of oxygen to the baby in the womb. The baby’s brain is sensitive to a lack of oxygen and can become permanently damaged if the condition persists. Examples of medical negligence leading to cerebral palsy include:
Failure to properly monitor during the prenatal course
Failure to recognize signs and symptoms of fetal distress
Failure to deliver by cesarean section when indicated
Failure to properly care for the newborn in the neonatal unit
Holding Physicians Accountable The skilled lawyers at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. have spent more than 30 years securing high-value compensation for victims of birth injuries caused by medical malpractice. We have an extensive understanding of the laws and know how to present a sound, successful claim. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Let us deal with the intricate details of your case, while you focus on the needs of your child. Cerebral palsy creates significant challenges for families mentally, emotionally, and financially. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, contact the law firm that proudly fights for the residents of Baltimore, Maryland. Call Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. today, for a confidential consultation.