Medical Malpractice during the birthing process can result in cerebral palsy, which is a chronic condition that affects the muscle coordination and body movement. Damage to the brain during fetal development, the birthing process, and during infancy can cause cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy is caused by faulty development or damage to the motor areas in the brain that disrupt the ability of the brain to control muscle movement.
If you believe that your child has suffered cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice, contact Austin Texas Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Jason Coomer for a free review of your Texas Medical Malpractice Claim or use our online submission form.
Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries
"Cerebral" refers to the brain and "palsy" to muscle weakness/poor control. Cerebral palsy itself is not progressive, but is a developmental problem that can occur during fetal development, the birthing process, or infancy. Once a child has cerebral palsy, the child will not get worse over time, however, conditions such as muscle spasticity can develop which may get better or worse over time. Although cerebral palsy is not "curable", training and therapy treatments can help improve function.
The term "cerebral palsy" refers to any one of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination. Even though cerebral palsy affects muscle movement, it isn’t caused by problems in the muscles or nerves. It is caused by abnormalities or damage in parts of the brain that control muscle movements. The majority of children with cerebral palsy are born with it, although it may not be detected until months or years later. The early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before a child reaches 3 years of age. The most common symptoms are a lack of muscle coordination when performing voluntary movements (ataxia); stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity); walking with one foot or leg dragging; walking on the toes, a crouched gait, or a “scissored” gait; and muscle tone that is either too stiff or too floppy. A small number of children have cerebral palsy as the result of brain damage in the first few months or years of life, brain infections such as bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis, or head injury from a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or child abuse.
Cerebral Palsy usually occurs during fetal development, but can occur before, during, or shortly after birth; or during infancy. The faulty development or damage to motor areas in the brain disrupts the brain's ability to adequately control movement and posture. Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy can range in severity.
Medical mistakes during the labor and delivery process are to blame for thousands of children with Cerebral Palsy. Unfortunately, many parents don't realize that their healthcare provider might be to blame for their child's Cerebral Palsy. If your child suffers from Cerebral Palsy, feel free to contact Texas Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Jason Coomer for a review of your potential Cerebral Palsy Claim.
Federal and Texas Medical Malpractice Claims
Federal Tort Claims and Texas Medical Malpractice Claims are some of the most complicated types of cases in the practice of law. As a Texas medical malpractice lawyer that has handled medical malpractice claims, I have worked with other Federal Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Texas Medical Malpractice Lawyers, and Texas Cerebral Palsy Lawyers to seek compensation from negligent doctors and negligent health care providers that have severely injured or killed patients through medical mistakes and medical carelessness.
If you have a medical negligence claim regarding Cerebral Palsy, wrongful death, shoulder dystocia, or other serious injuries against a Federal Hospital, Texas Hospital, medical doctor, or other health care provider, feel free to contact Texas Medical Negligence Lawyer Jason Coomer.
To have a successful claim, you have to have another doctor state that medical malpractice occurred and it resulted in damages. This negligence has to be more than just a bad result or judgment call, it has to deviate from the standard of care in the medical community. If you need a Federal Medical Malpractice Lawyer or a Texas Medical Malpractice Lawyer, feel free to contact Austin Attorney, Jason S. Coomer.