A woman in St. Paul was awarded $15 million due to her child being born with cerebral palsy. According to several reports on the lawsuit, the physician and the hospital were both held to have been responsible, with 90 percent of the blame being assigned to the physician by the jury.
A Kansas family filed a lawsuit alleging that errors in procedures performed during the birth of their son led to him developing injuries that caused cerebral palsy. The procedures included two vacuum extractions, both of which failed. These procedures are dangerous, but sometimes necessary to deliv
Across the country, many families that have a child with cerebral palsy are winning medical malpractice lawsuits. Families are recovering significant compensation to pay for their child’s medical bills, treatments, assistive devices, and ongoing care. If you’re considering pursuing one
Cerebral palsy brain injuries sometimes occur due to circumstances that could not have been prevented. This is not always the case, however. In many cases, birth injuries are the direct result of medical malpractice. It may be malpractice on the part of the doctor or medical staff, but midwives, med
If you’re trying to find information on medical malpractice claims related to birth injuries, reading the news can give you some great insight. For example, a case in New York was recently concluded when a jury awarded $100 million to the family of a child who developed cerebral palsy. Other c
Baby brain damage, especially when it occurs at birth, can lead to a host of devastating conditions. Among the most severe of them is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy causes issues with mobility, learning, hearing and speech, and much more. It’s the result of damage to the developing brain, most
If you’re reading up on cerebral palsy lawsuits because you’re considering filing one yourself, you may have heard the term “res ipsa loquitur.” This is a legal term that applies to some cases of negligence. It also specifically applies to a great many claims filed involving medical
An Illinois lawsuit alleges that untreated fetal distress led to a child suffering cerebral palsy. The lawsuit alleges that the hospital and its staff did not recognize that the child was in distress and did not react properly, because of that. This, according to the lawsuit, is the reason the child
Bringing a birth injury claim against a doctor or a healthcare facility can be complex. Medical malpractice cases are highly scrutinized, and many states have passed tort reform laws making it very difficult to file such a claim without an attorney. Luckily, most cerebral palsy attorneys will handl
Cerebral palsy is sometimes caused by errors during the birthing process. There are other reasons this condition occurs as well, but instances where doctors and hospitals end up getting sued over cerebral palsy are almost always medical malpractice cases.