What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy refers to disorders that prevent the brain from controlling the body’s movements properly. Cerebral palsy is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. There are many ways that such a lack of oxygen occurs. Many of them happen during childbirth.
Cerebral Palsy During Childbirth
Childbirth is an event that presents many risks. Doctors and their support staff have an obligation to continuously monitor the health of the mother and the child before, during and after childbirth. For example, signs of fetal distress may be an indicator that emergency measures need to be taken such as performing a cesarean section.
There are many ways in which a doctor and his or her team may fail to provide the appropriate standard of care during childbirth and cause cerebral palsy.
As a result, you may have a cause of action against the physician for medical malpractice.
Helping You Obtain Compensation
At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, our Columbus, Ohio, attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience helping individuals just like you recover compensation for birth and other personal injuries.
We have resources and skills to conduct a thorough investigation to uncover evidence and determine if your child’s cerebral palsy was the result of medical malpractice.
Our attorneys are skilled litigators and will hold physicians, hospitals and their staff accountable for your child’s cerebral palsy.
Securing Full Compensation For Past, Present And Future Needs
We know how important it is to secure maximum compensation to fulfill the needs of your child now and in the future.
We are dedicated to helping you secure the compensation you need to overcome the challenges you face.