Child birth complications can happen to anyone. When having a child, parents turn to medical professionals to ensure a safe delivery of their newborn. Sadly, complications can happen leaving parents hurt, confused and angry.
Cerebral Palsy is caused by abnormal development or damage of the brain. Often, it can result from an injury caused at birth. Other brain damage that can lead to Cerebral Palsy can begin in the womb if certain concerns are ignored. Cerebral Palsy can affect muscles causing weakness and paralysis in limbs. Joints may become tight causing them to not open all the way. Cerebral Palsy can also affect a person’s speech and coordination.
Cerebral Palsy can be caused by a number of reasons including:
- An infection in the mother during pregnancy that was neglected by a doctor
- Delayed C-section or natural birth causing the child to lose oxygen
- Other birth complications such as detachment of the placenta, uterine rupture or umbilical cord issues that would cause the child to lose oxygen
- Untreated jaundice
If your child has suffered a birth injury that was caused by a member of your medical team, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Complications of Cerebral Palsy can begin right after birth and any time during the first two years. At Berger and Green we take into account your child’s present and future needs.
It is important to note, minors have until their 20th birthday to file a lawsuit for their injuries. The statute of limitations is two years which begins on their 18th birthday.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Pittsburgh birth injury attorneys, call (412) 661-1400 or contact us by email. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorneys’ fees or costs to us unless we recover compensation for you. Berger and Green offers free home and hospital visits.