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Cerebral Palsy

Fighting for Sufferers of Cerebral Palsy

When a child is being born, many things need to go right in order for that birth to be completed without an unfortunate incident, for birth is one of the times during life when any human being is most vulnerable to harm. While everyone would like every birth to result in a healthy child, the sad truth is that things can and do go wrong, and one of the most common results of a mistake made during the delivery process is the contraction of cerebral palsy. Below is a brief overview of this issue, but if your child has been diagnosed with this condition, seek the help of a Miami birth injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Cerebral Palsy Defined

Cerebral palsy is a term that actually describes a group of disorders that affect a person’s brain and central nervous system. Generally, cerebral palsy results from damage that’s done to the brain tissue and a person who contracts this condition will generally struggle with basic motor skills and other tasks that most people take for granted. In addition, there is no cure for cerebral palsy, which means that those who suffer from it will face a lifetime of struggle.

How Cerebral Palsy is Contracted

Cerebral palsy can be contracted in any number of ways, but in terms of the potential for legal liability, cerebral palsy can be contracted because of some sort of brain injury that’s suffered during the birthing process. Specifically, if the medical professionals in charge of the birth do not recognize that the child’s brain is cut off from oxygen for too long, cerebral palsy could be the result. In addition, an injury that’s inflicted on the head can also lead to this unfortunate diagnosis.

How Medical Professionals Can be Liable for this Diagnosis

When it comes to holding medical professionals accountable for this lifelong condition, the proof that must be made can be quite complicated. A plaintiff must show that the medical professionals failed to recognize or repair a problem that arose that other medical professionals would have recognized and alleviated before permanent harm resulted.

However, parents who suddenly realize that their child has contracted cerebral palsy are generally in no state to attempt to work through a complicated legal situation. Instead, those who have suffered through this experience should seek the help of Miami birth injury lawyers who have been holding medical practitioners accountable for the harm they have caused for many years. Contact Bernstein & Maryanoff today to schedule a free initial consultation.