Fetal monitors are supposed to alert medical personnel so that prompt action can be taken to prevent lack of oxygen to the brain — and brain damage — during birth. When a fetus about to be born is deprived of oxygen for a period of time, the effect is not unlike what happens to a child or adult who is underwater too long. Many times, an in-depth investigation will reveal that a delayed delivery or delayed C-section was in fact a secondary cause of the cerebral palsy.
If your child suffers from the effects of cerebral palsy, he or she may require extensive therapy, specialized medical equipment, special education and ongoing monitoring by doctors with expertise in this area. Your child may demonstrate delayed or hampered development in speech, ambulation (walking), coordination and intellectual abilities, among other things, if he or she has any variety of cerebral palsy.
Your child and your family are likely to need financial help to ensure the best treatment options available. Negligent health care providers (or their malpractice insurers) must be held accountable in order to obtain the compensation that your son or daughter needs.
Call 866-668-7179 or e-mail Jacobs & Jacobs to discuss your child’s birth injury such as cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy. If you are unable to come to our New Haven office, one of our lawyers will be willing to come to your hospital room or home. We have knowledge and experience that can help you and your family meet the challenge of living with cerebral palsy.