Was your child born with cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that is caused by lack of oxygen during labor and the birth process. The baby's brain during birth requires oxygen and if it is cut off for some reason, the child can suffer distress affecting the brain. Cerebral palsy results in impaired motor function and often is a life time condition. Medical personnel present during labor and birth have a responsibility of monitoring all vital signs of both the mother and the child. If they fail to do so, or do not act quickly enough under certain situations, oxygen deprivation can ensue, resulting in possible brain damage leading to cerebral palsy. If your child has suffered such an injury at birth, contact a Sugar Land personal injury lawyer for legal assistance in pursuing compensation for your child's condition. The Reed and Terry Law Firm is ready to provide you excellent representation during this difficult time.
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This condition could easily be prevented with the proper care by medical personnel. Certain situations should be watched with special care by maternal unit personnel, such as a difficult labor, a large baby, mother's who have a gestation period of over 40 weeks. All of these indicate that the baby may have a difficult time moving through the birth canal and may get stuck along the way. If this occurs, oxygen supply to the baby can be reduced or cut off completely. Medical staff are responsible for ensuring these situations are handled immediately to avoid these catastrophic effects.
If your baby has cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice prior or during the birth process, you may be able to recover damages for your losses. The effects of a child who develops cerebral palsy could be devastating, including emotional and financial impacts to you and your family that could extend for the rest of the child's life. Let the compassionate and dedicated attorneys at the firm ensure your child has the wherewithal to be taken care of by pursuing full compensation on your behalf against those responsible for your loss.
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