Helping Parents Get the Answers They Deserve
Cerebral palsy is one of the most profound of injuries, affecting a newborn child and his or her family greatly. If your baby or child has any delay in development, such as difficulty in swallowing or taking nourishment, it could be related to a neurologic injury that occurred during birth, such as cerebral palsy. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, there are a number of possible reasons why this has happened. If the medical industry is not giving you answers, I may be able to help.
I’m Mike George, an experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney. I help parents determine why their children developed cerebral palsy and, if it happened as a result of medical negligence, pursue compensation. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation at my offices in Pittsburgh.
Investigating the Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a birth injury that can be caused by birth asphyxia or hypoxia, otherwise known as lack of oxygen to the brain. Cerebral palsy can result in difficulty walking, speaking, moving arms or legs, or even learning. Although some instances of cerebral palsy are not preventable, there are many forms of negligence that can lead to or exacerbate cerebral palsy:
- Failure to recognize signs of fetal distress
- Failure to make the decision to perform a C-Section soon enough
- Delayed delivery
- Negligent use of the vacuum
- Failure to recognize an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck
- Failure to properly treat seizures following birth
When doctors or other medical personnel commit acts of negligence that cause cerebral palsy in their infant patients, they can be held responsible under Pennsylvania law for medical malpractice.
An Experienced Trial Lawyer on Your Side
With my extensive experience in medical malpractice trial law, I am taken seriously by doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies. I work with credible professionals to determine whether cerebral palsy was caused by medical negligence, and if so, I pursue the fullest compensation available by law.
If your child has cerebral palsy and you suspect that it could have been avoided if a doctor had been more careful, don’t hesitate to contact me to learn more.