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Philadelphia Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit After a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you probably have a number of important questions. Why did this happen? Was it caused by a mistake or error on the part of a doctor or nurse who handled labor or delivery? How will you pay for your child’s care?

Our Philadelphia cerebral palsy attorneys can answer these and any other questions that you may have in relation to your child’s condition, your legal rights, and how to move forward with a lawsuit. Because we have extensive experience with preventable birth injuries and obstetric malpractice, we can give you honest and accurate insight that applies to your unique situation. We can help you make the right choices for your child and your family. And if we take on your case, we will fight for fair compensation to provide for all of your child’s needs.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys today by calling (215) 608-2183 or contacting us online.

Did Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy may be caused by abnormal brain development or by brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen/blood or physical trauma to the brain during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or soon after birth. Some cases of cerebral palsy cannot be prevented, but others can be linked to negligence or wrongdoing by an obstetrician, nurse, or other healthcare professional.

The following are examples of scenarios wherein malpractice may be to blame for cerebral palsy:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to treat maternal infection
  • Delayed C-section or failure to recommend a C-section
  • Delayed response to fetal distress
  • Misuse of forceps or vacuum extractor
  • Mismanagement of prolapsed/compressed umbilical cord
  • Mismanagement of shoulder dystocia or other complications

Any failure by a healthcare professional to provide standard care, if this leads to cerebral palsy or any medical condition, may provide grounds for a birth injury lawsuit. Our Philadelphia cerebral palsy lawyers know what to look for when it comes to substandard medical care, and we know how to prove the full and fair value of our clients’ claims. Our goal is to help your child lead a more stable and fulfilling life.

To learn more, call (215) 608-2183. Your consultation is free, and we are available 24/7 to take your call.

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At Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C. we understand the emotions, concerns, and anger you may be experiencing as a result of having your life turned upside down by a serious injury to you or a loved one. Whether this injury came in the form of an auto accident or resulted from medical malpractice, we are here to help you get through this and begin the recovery process. Trust us with your case and we will not let you down.

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