Adverse Obstetrical Events Associated with Significant Risk of Cerebral Palsy

Adverse Obstetrical Events Associated with Significant Risk of Cerebral Palsy

The following adverse obstetrical events are “red flags” if your child has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy:
Placental Abruption
Uterine Rupture
Fetal Distress
Birth Trauma
Cord Prolapse
Birth Asphyxia

Adverse events are hospital complications that result in injury, disability, or death. According to a cross-country study of hospital care in Canada, approximately 30% to 50% of adverse events may be prevented by adhering to a reasonable standard of medical care, including in cases of obstetrical emergencies.

A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology demonstrated that over one third of children with cerebral palsy experienced at least one of these six adverse, birth-related events.

If your child suffered a “complication” and has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, it is wise for parents to question whether the healthcare professional(s) failed to meet the standard of care. Should your child’s injury be the result of medical negligence, he or she is entitled to compensation.

The legal team at Campbell, Renaud Trial Lawyers in Burnaby, BC, provides free, no-obligation consultations to concerned parents of children with cerebral palsy. Lawyer Don Renaud will investigate the cause of your child’s CP and hire independent medical experts to determine whether its development was the result of preventable brain injury.

Parents simply want to create the best life possible for their children. CP families quickly learn the tremendous financial cost and attention required to give their loved one a positive future. The cost of raising a child with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, for example, is ten times that of a child without such challenges.

Our goal at Campbell, Renaud is to get parents of children with cerebral palsy the care, rehabilitation and time necessary to enjoy their children and to make the most of family life.

Contact our legal team today at no charge.