Marynell Maloney Law Firm, PLLC
FREE CONSULTATION • CALL US
210-446-0035 • 800-717-6011
Hablamos Español
Tap Here To Access Our Legal Services Menu

Treating cerebral palsy after a birthing mishap

Although having a baby is typically a joyful and exciting experience, so many things can go wrong during the birthing process that expectant mothers are often a little nervous or worried about their impending labors and deliveries. Sadly, many babies in Texas and elsewhere suffer injury as they make their way through the birth canal. In fact, thousands of babies develop cerebral palsy after having been injured during birth.

Doctor negligence is often listed as a causal factor in situations where babies have been injured during birth. Vacuum extraction, forceps deliveries and dystocia are common complications believed to be associated with cerebral palsy onset. Considered a condition that results in permanent disability, treatment and necessary life assistance can be quite expensive for parents who may be unprepared to meet such costs.

Approximately a half million people throughout the nation suffer from cerebral palsy. Ranging from mild to severe conditions, symptoms vary, and treatment must be customized to each patient in order to help him or her reach the fullest recovery possible. Even parents who had prior knowledge of the condition may feel overwhelmed and frightened when unexpectedly faced with it in their own lives.

If a Texas parent believes a doctor's negligence led to a son or daughter's cerebral palsy, a discussion can be raised with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding how to file a medical malpractice claim. A parent whose child has suffered has every right to request compensation for damages. In a successfully litigated situation, a monetary judgment can provide resources to pay medical bills and obtain any other supplies or assistance necessary to treat a particular injury.

Source: birthinjuryguide.org, "Cerebral Palsy", Accessed on Feb. 20, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Super LawyersC Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial LawMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumDistinguished AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability View my profile on Avvo

Contact Our San Antonio Office To Schedule A No-Cost Consultation Today

Marynell Maloney Law Firm, PLLC
922 S. Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-446-0035
Toll Free: 800-717-6011
San Antonio Law Office Map

Read more testimonials