Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury in Chicago
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Cerebral palsy is a condition that could best be understood by breaking down and defining each part of the term. Cerebral refers to the cerebellum, a part of the brain responsible for movements of the body. Palsy is another term for paralysis. Essentially, cerebral palsy is the paralysis of the cerebellum, and consequentially, the inability to move one’s body, often below the neck.
Cerebral palsy can even affect movement of the mouth, causing difficulty in eating and speaking. When these injuries occur as a result of negligence in the delivery room, families of these children and the children themselves deserve compensation for their diminished quality of life.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy
While it would be unfair to note that some children are born with the condition through no fault of the mother or the delivering physician, many of these cases are due to mistakes made by the delivering team. They range from performing unnecessary tasks to failing to perform them.
Cerebral palsy can occur from the following medical mistakes:
- Failure to perform emergency C-section
- Excessive use or misuse of forceps
- Excessive use or misuse of vacuum extractors
- Severe oxygen deprivation
- Failure to monitor child’s vital signs
- Failure to consider size of child in relation to mother’s pelvis
Too often, a child is perfectly healthy but is in the middle of a difficult birth. To deliver the child, doctors use vacuum extractors or forceps, and the pressure causes permanent damage to the cerebellum. This demands justice, and our Chicago birth injury attorneys help provide it.
Fighting for Improved Quality of Life
Your child’s injuries may never be reversed, and it may be a condition he or she, as well as your surrounding family, will have to adjust to. But the specialized accommodations needed for a lifetime should not have to be your financial burden. Our experienced team of attorneys can fight in the courtroom and at the settlement table to be sure that your family is well taken care of.
Call (312) 313-0266 to speak to the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin about your case and what we can do to restore a semblance of order in your lives.