While some of the predisposing factors of cerebral palsy begin shortly after conception or fetal development, the number of cases caused by medical malpractice and negligence is also significant. Seeing your child grow up suffering from cerebral palsy is upsetting, but knowing that this condition is preventable can make you feel even worse. A birth injury lawyer helps in determining if the condition was truly preventable. In filing for a case against it, your child can get enough compensation for treatment and therapy.
How to Know if Cerebral Palsy was Preventable• The baby required resuscitation, was delivered via emergency cesarean section, or with a vacuum or forceps.
• The child had seizures or heart problems during labor and delivery.
• The baby had an extended stay in the neonatal intensive unit.
• You were given oxygen inhalation or intravenous fluid and was turned on your side during labor.