Was your child born with Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term for a group of non-progressive, non-contagious conditions that cause a physical disability in child development. It is caused by damage to the motor (movement) control centres of the young developing brain. It most often occurs during pregnancy but can also occur during childbirth or after birth up to age three.
How could medical treatment cause Cerebral Palsy?
Because Cerebral Palsy is a result of brain injury, it can be caused by external factors. Brain injury leading to Cerebral Palsy can be caused from complications during the pregnancy or birth. For example, oxygen deprivation, poor medication during pregnancy and birth or physical injury during pregnancy or during or after birth. Up to fifty percent of children with Cerebral Palsy are born prematurely, and the condition could develop from poor premature infant medical care. Premature infants are especially vulnerable, as their organs are not fully developed, and they require careful administration for blood gas levels. If the oxygen or carbon dioxide levels are not carefully monitored, there is a considerable risk of brain damage. When Cerebral Palsy is caused through a medical treatment, and would otherwise have been avoidable, it is considered medical negligence or malpractice.
What can you do when medical malpractice causes Cerebral Palsy?
A legal case of medical negligence can be made if you suspect Cerebral Palsy was caused by negligent actions. At Paul du Plessis Attorneys, we specialise in birth injury cases and have a long history of successful cases to our name. We consult with leading medical experts to investigate your case thoroughly, and we offer this free of charge. We also work on a no win – no fee basis, so that you do not have to stress about additional expenses. We make every effort to ensure your case is completed smoothly and successfully with significant rewards. Contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys today for assistance with Cerebral Palsy and medical negligence. We aim to make the process of claiming for compensation as simple as possible. We understand that it can be an emotional time, and will handle you with care.