Cerebral palsy is a common congenital disorder that is preventable while your child is in the care of a trained medical professional. The unfortunate reality is that mistakes can and do happen during childbirth, and the actions or inactions of a hospital worker can lead to dire consequences. If your child was injured at birth, and you believe a doctor or nurse was directly responsible, you may require the help of medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland.
Birth injury is often synonymous with cerebral palsy. It is a congenital disorder caused by damage to a developing brain. Damage may have been triggered by doctors and nurses who took improper methods during delivery which may have caused the baby to have a lack of oxygen, head trauma, bleeding, infection, and other injuries. In many cases, symptoms of CP will be unnoticeable in early infancy. However, there are some early signs you may be able to look for such as delayed development milestones, abnormal muscle tone, and/or unusual posture.
There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy, but make no mistake — a child with this congenital disorder can lead a life of quality and joy. However, the arduous road that must be traveled in order to ensure that individuals with cerebral palsy get the medical treatments and therapies they require can put a heavy strain on the family and loved ones in their lives. Fortunately, there is help available to you and your loved one.
How Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help You?
When a doctor or nurse employs substandard medical care that results in the injury of a child during the delivery process, these medical mistakes can seriously harm the newborn child and create medical conditions that will require a lifetime of treatment and therapy. Medical professionals are required to meet a reasonable standard of medical professionalism and are legally culpable if they fail to do so. If you believe your child suffered as a result of a negligent medical professional, you may require the help from Snyder & Snyder - our team of medical malpractice attorneys - contact us today for a free consultation.