Indianapolis Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Seeking a Fair Recovery for Clients in Indiana
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that causes loss of motor function, and it may affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture, and balance. CP can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and oral motor functioning. CP can be caused by injury to the brain before, during, or immediately after birth. Frequently, these birth injuries occur as a result of a doctor's failure to exercise reasonable care in the months leading up to the delivery, at delivery, or immediately following delivery.
If your child was diagnosed with CP after a difficult labor or delivery, our Indianapolis cerebral palsy attorneys at Garau Germano, P.C. can help you seek compensation. Call us now at (317) 854-5877 to discuss your case.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy
At Garau Germano, P.C., we have pursued claims for brain injury at birth resulting in cerebral palsy throughout the state of Indiana. We have the experience and resources necessary to thoroughly investigate these claims and pursue them through trial if necessary. Cerebral palsy can be a devastating condition, requiring lifetime medical care. If a patient develops CP as a result of a health care provider's negligence, we can work to hold the health care provider accountable for the injury.
In medical malpractice cases involving cerebral palsy, the condition is typically caused by the brain being deprived of oxygen during the delivery. This is called an anoxic injury.
Frequent causes of cerebral palsy that may give rise to a claim for medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose or treat infections in the mother during the course of the pregnancy or during delivery
- Failure to properly monitor the fetal heart rate during delivery or to properly interpret and respond to fetal monitoring strips showing fetal distress
- Failure to plan for cesarean section when a baby is so large that it is likely to get stuck as it passes through the birth canal
- Misuse or misapplication of forceps or vacuum extractors in delivering the baby
All of these medical errors may result in an anoxic injury to the baby's brain, which in turn may lead to the development of cerebral palsy.
Determining If Medical Negligence Led to Your Child’s Condition
Not all cases of cerebral palsy are the result of medical malpractice. Our experienced Indianapolis cerebral palsy attorneys can work with medical experts to ascertain whether medical negligence played a role in the injury suffered by your child.
If you believe that your child has developed cerebral palsy as the result of medical malpractice, call us to learn more about how we can help you and your family.
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