Birth Injury Attorney Serving Dallas and North Texas
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a type of birth injury caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls coordination and movement of muscles. Although CP can be a very serious injury, some victims are able to lead productive lives. This is because severity depends on the extent of the damage and which part or parts of the brain were most impacted.
Parents may learn about their child’s cerebral palsy either right after birth or in the first few years of the child’s development. It can take longer for parents to see the effects of CP if the child does not have a serious birth injury.
Common symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
- Poor coordination
- Unusual posture
- Involuntary movements
- Abnormal or decreased muscle tone
- Problems with sight or hearing
- Developmental problems in crawling, rolling over, smiling, and speech
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
There are several causes of cerebral palsy. While some of these are genetically based, many are the result of medical malpractice. Some of the most common medical errors resulting in cerebral palsy include:
- Fetal distress during labor was not properly diagnosed
- Too much Pitocin administered
- High risk pregnancy not referred to the proper specialists
- C-section not performed, or performed too late
- Monitoring data was not read properly
- Complications at birth
- Misdiagnosis or negligence
Laboring mothers and their babies should be under close supervision. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals should be able to catch many problems that could possibly result in brain damage to the baby via heart rate monitors and ultrasound machines.
Polewski & Associates Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help
Cerebral palsy can require a lifetime of medical care. In-home care, specialized wheelchairs, communication devices, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, and medications are costly and can quickly overwhelm your family’s finances. You need to work with an experienced birth injury attorney who can help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.
The Dallas birth injury lawyers at Polewski & Associates have more than 25 years of experience handling these complex cases. Our injury attorneys understand the sophisticated medical issues involved in your claim, and we can help make sure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Our birth injury law firm has lawyers on staff who are board certified personal injury law specialists, and we have a lawyer who is also a licensed medical doctor. This expertise will provide you with the edge you need to hold the negligent medical professionals accountable and receive the compensation your child deserves.
Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. Polewski & Associates serves clients in Dallas and throughout North Texas.