When complications arise during a difficult birth, interventions must be done swiftly and accurately to ensure that both mother and child are safe. Most medical teams comprise professionals who consistently meet or exceed high standards of care. Sometimes, however, it is the failure of medical teams to act appropriately that is the cause of delivery complications and errors that lead to cerebral palsy.View Article
What Caused My Child’s CP? Cerebral Palsy Causes
Cerebral palsy is often caused by damage to the developing brain prior to birth or in the early stages of development after birth. This brain damage may be the result of many factors such as oxygen deprivation, genetics, infections, drug interactions, and other trauma either before or after the child has left the womb.
Medical professionals have a particular responsibility to uphold standards of care that will prevent damage to the developing brain, thus reducing the chances of cerebral palsy caused by birth injury. When medical professionals fail to meet this standard, it affects the health of children and fundamentally changes the lives of their caregivers.
At Campbell, Renaud Trial Lawyers we have the experience and resources to help families who have been affected by cerebral palsy as the result of medical malpractice. For more information about our legal practice, we encourage you to contact us today at 604-435-6948 to learn more during a free consultation.
Failure To Meet The Standard Of Care
Members of medical teams work in concert to ensure patients’ needs are continually met, from initial doctor’s visits during pregnancy, through hospital admission, and during care following birth. Causes of cerebral palsy are often complex; however, there are medical errors that materially contribute to birth injury causing cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy causes include:
- Delivery complications and errors
- Difficult delivery and birth
- Failure to account for pregnancy risk factors
- Errors in the hospital special care nursery
As a parent of a child with cerebral palsy, you simply want to create the best life possible for your loved one. You may also have deep-seated questions about how these circumstances came to be and why it happened to you and to your family. While we cannot change what has happened to your family, we are dedicated to helping you find the answers you seek and the financial resources you need.