You trust your doctor and medical team to provide exceptional care standards. You put your faith in the hands of medical professionals to address your health needs, obtain medical advice, and care for your family members. You may also choose to rely on your doctor to deliver your child.
When you give your doctor the responsibility to ensure a safe delivery process, you make this choice because you trust that they will uphold the level of care required for safe delivery. Unfortunately, doctors and medical staff do not always apply the correct techniques and follow the necessary protocols for safe baby deliveries. When this occurs, life-changing consequences may result regarding the health of your child.
Of the problems that may arise from improper delivery is cerebral palsy. If you’re concerned that acts of medical malpractice caused your child’s cerebral palsy, consider the following information. The contents below describe various acts of medical malpractice that may indicate the causations behind the cerebral palsy symptoms your child experiences.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a condition that results from brain injury or brain malfunctioning that takes place before, during, or directly following birth. While this condition may occur independently, it is frequently due to medical negligence at some point during the birthing process. The diagnosis is recognized in cerebral palsy symptoms including displays of cognitive and physical challenges that continue for the child’s lifetime, impairing their ability to achieve total independence.
What Acts Of Medical Malpractice Can Lead To Cerebral Palsy Symptoms?
A pregnant woman can have unaddressed medical issues that can result in the development of cerebral palsy symptoms for the baby. If a doctor does not diagnose and effectively treat the pregnant woman’s health issues, they may be at fault if the baby has cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy can also result from a doctor’s improper handling of a child at any point before, throughout, and directly after delivery. The baby’s oxygen supply may be cut off as a result of the doctor’s improper handling, resulting in cerebral palsy. Improperly treating umbilical cord complications is one way this can occur.
Signs That May Indicate Malpractice Is To Blame
If medical malpractice is responsible for your child’s cerebral palsy symptoms, there are signs to look out for regarding the doctor’s behaviors before, during, and after delivery that may indicate the cause(s) of your child’s condition. If any of the following actions did not take place by your doctor during, before, or directly after delivery, you may suspect medical malpractice is to blame for your child’s condition.
- treat jaundice early
- monitor the fetal heart rate and maternal heart rate
- abstain from using sharp devices during delivery
- check blood type compatibility between mother and baby
- take steps to reduce health-related delivery complications
Call A Lawyer And Take Action
Your doctor and medical team are responsible for ensuring the safe delivery of your baby. If medical negligence is responsible for your child’s cerebral palsy symptoms, get in touch with a lawyer and take action.