Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits
Errors in the delivery room can have a devastating effect on newborn babies and their families. If your child suffered birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy or some other life-altering condition, our Dallas malpractice attorneys will explore all recovery options for you and your family.
The hardships of cerebral palsy last a lifetime. When this condition occurs because of medical malpractice, you shouldn’t have to face these hardships alone. Please call the Turley Law Firm at (214) 691-4025 today to schedule your free consultation with our compassionate Dallas lawyers.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that causes extreme difficulties with muscle control and coordination. Most children develop this condition at birth due to insufficient oxygen reaching the brain.
Because it affects speech, hand-eye coordination, and other parts of the developing brain, a cerebral palsy diagnosis might not be possible until the child is several years old. If you’re the parent of a child who suffers from cerebral palsy, our Dallas attorneys will pursue a strong medical malpractice case on your behalf even if the birth injury occurred several years ago.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
The challenges of living with cerebral palsy can take a toll on children and parents alike. Signs and symptoms might include:
- Muscle spasms
- Motor skill difficulties, including delayed development and poor control
- Trouble walking
- Changes in posture from very limp to very stiff
- Problems speaking and eating
- Poor vision and hearing
- Intellectual disability
If you notice that your infant child is displaying signs of developmental difficulties, speak to a doctor as soon as possible. Timely diagnosis is crucial to identifying the lifestyle adjustments that could help your child, as well as developing an effective malpractice case against those responsible.
Cerebral Palsy and Malpractice Claims
Our Dallas lawyers frequently try cases brought to us by distraught parents whose children developed cerebral palsy from some form of birth injury. Birth injuries that can cause cerebral palsy include:
- Misuse of forceps, vacuum suction, or other instruments during delivery
- Failure to detect fetal distress
- Not performing a medically necessary cesarean section
- Failure to diagnose or treat infections in the mother
Any one of these injuries can deprive the brain of oxygen and cause lasting damage. In many cases, cerebral palsy and other birth injuries happen because of incompetence or unacceptable lapses in care committed by:
If someone in your family is suffering from the heartbreak of cerebral palsy or the aftermath of another birth injury, you don’t have to face these obstacles by yourself. Our Dallas attorneys will provide the support you need while pursuing full compensation on your behalf for damages like medical expenses, pain and suffering, lifestyle modifications, and negative impact on the parental relationship with your child.
Please contact the Turley Law Firm by calling (214) 691-4025 to speak with a dedicated Dallas lawyer who can discuss the details of your malpractice claim for free.