Baby brain damage can have a myriad of effects on an infant, including the development of cerebral palsy.
In some cases, the baby’s brain damage occurs because doctors or other medical professionals either failed to identify, or failed to remedy a problem that occurred during labor. Where cerebral palsy is concerned, the actual damage is usually the result of the infant’s brain being starved of oxygen.
While infant brain injuries can occur naturally, there are cases where a doctor should have intervened. Had they done so, the injury may have been eliminated altogether, or its severity may have been reduced to the point where the symptoms would have been far less significant than they may have turned out to be.
If the doctor was in breach of his duty to provide competent medical services, it may be possible to file a medical malpractice claim in order to seek compensation for your child’s injuries.
There is no guarantee that any lawsuit will win, but a competent cerebral palsy attorney can review the facts of your case, advise you of your options moving forward, and may be able to secure compensation for medical bills, treatment, assistive devices, surgery, and other related expenses. In some cases, you may not even have to enter a courtroom to receive a settlement offer.