What is Cerebral Palsy?

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a general term for a group of permanent movement disorders that cause physical disability, primarily in the areas of body movement. CP may also cause problems with sensation, depth perception, and communication ability.

Cerebral palsy can be caused by damage to a baby's motor control centers during pregnancy, childbirth, or after birth.

While cerebral palsy can be unpreventable, it can also be the result of medical malpractice. If you are concerned that your child could be suffering from cerebral palsy due to injuries he or she sustained during pregnancy or birth, please feel free to call our office to discuss your concerns in a free consultation with the Phoenix personal injury attorneys from Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo.

Cerebral Palsy Claims: Compassionate Phoenix Injury Attorney

Having a child is one of the greatest blessings. As a parent, you will seek to protect your child any way you can as they grow up, but what about injuries that occur during labor and delivery? You are powerless to prevent such injuries. However, your doctor is trained to deliver your child without exposing the child to needless harm. Unfortunately, doctors sometime fail to notice risks or danger signs, which can often lead to devastating birth injuries to your child.

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, please call Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo to schedule a free consultation with one of our Phoenix personal injury lawyers. We never charge any fees unless we win your case.

How Medical Malpractice Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

There are many disorders within the group of cerebral palsy. It can typically be identified when a baby is still developing its brain, within the first two years of birth. The disorder may be caused by lack of oxygen, a brain bleed, or even severe jaundice. Cerebral palsy can seriously affect the rest of you and your child's life. Cerebral palsy can affect a child's ability to walk, talk, learn, think, etc.

Cerebral palsy could be caused by the following acts of medical malpractice:

  • Failure to monitor
  • Improper response to fetal emergencies
  • Failure to identify fetus' lack of oxygen
  • Any type of surgical or anesthesia error
  • Failure to perform caesarian section
  • Misdiagnosis

Since the exact causes of cerebral palsy still remain largely unknown and are not fully understood, it is crucial that you have a legal professional who understands this types of cases on your side. The trial attorneys at Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo can provide the compassionate counsel and support you need during this trying time. Please do not hesitate to contact Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo at any time to discuss your case in a free consultation.