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If your child’s life has been irreversibly and severely impacted by a mistake made by a medical professional, or a defective medical device, a Simpson Law Group San Diego cerebral palsy attorney could ensure you recover the monetary damages you are entitled to.
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Cerebral Palsy

San Diego Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong, and life-limiting condition normally caused by a brain injury during or shortly after birth. There are various levels of severity, some of which can result in the child being paralyzed, or unable to use certain groups of muscles. While you may have been aware of Cerebral Palsy, chances are you did not give it much thought until it directly affected you and your family. Did you know that around 10% of all cases of Cerebral Palsy are caused by medical malpractice, or another form of negligence during labor and delivery?

When your child’s life has been irreversibly and severely impacted by a mistake made by a medical professional or a defective medical device, a Simpson Law Group San Diego cerebral palsy attorney can ensure you recover the monetary damages you are entitled to.

Possible Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Babies Born in San Diego

While we have already ascertained that Cerebral Palsy can be caused by the negligence of medical professionals during or shortly after your child’s birth, it is important to be aware of some more specific reasons that it may have occurred. Some of the common factors leading to cases of Cerebral Palsy in San Diego healthcare facilities include:

  • Unusually long or difficult labor causing the brain to be compressed in the birth canal for longer than expected
  • Oxygen deprivation due to problems with the umbilical cord
  • Failure to diagnose a potentially dangerous infection
  • Failure to identify that a baby was too large to deliver safely
  • Failure to detect and/or diagnose a prolapse of the umbilical cord. This occurs when the cord is delivered ahead of the baby
  • Failure to respond quickly to signs that the baby is in distress, either before, during or after birth

While some cases can, of course, be unavoidable, an observant physician or other medical professional should be able to detect and diagnose most birth issues in time to act accordingly. For example, an infection could have been treated before birth to prevent complications, or a baby who has evidently not received sufficient oxygen during the birth could be treated using hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Every second an infant is short of oxygen is crucial, meaning swift treatment is essential.

Filing a Cerebral Palsy-Related Lawsuit in San Diego

When you decide to file a lawsuit relating to your child’s Cerebral Palsy, it is imperative that you hire a highly-experienced San Diego attorney with a proven track record of success. At Simpson Law Group, we have successfully handled similar cases in the past, and are confident in our abilities to recover full compensation on your behalf.

While seeking to recover the monetary damages you and your child deserve, your lawyer will:

  • Gather all patient records and evidence of negligence or medical malpractice
  • Identify where the problem occurred, and seek to hold the relevant person or party accountable for their negligent actions
  • Provide the legal guidance and support you will require through the pre-litigation and litigation processes

To schedule your free initial consultation with an esteemed Cerebral Palsy attorney, call our San Diego office today on 619-293-5035.

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