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When does cerebral palsy become a medical malpractice claim?

Cerebral palsy is not a particular disease or condition. Cerebral palsy refers to a collection of disorders that affect a child's brain and nerve function and bodily movement. This post will go over cerebral palsy and how it might give rise to a claim for medical malpractice.

Cerebral palsy occurs during the delivery process or immediately after. It results due to restricted oxygen flow. The child's brain is irreparably damaged and therefore suffers from cerebral palsy. There is no cure for cerebral palsy nor is there a treatment to reverse the effects. Some people who have cerebral palsy can overcome their injuries, however, they remain very dependent on assisted living services.

To receive compensation for your child's injury, you must prove that the doctor or hospital was negligent in providing care to your child. To prove negligence, you must establish that the physician owed your child a duty, she failed to uphold that duty, and that failure resulted in your child's injuries. Doctors are held to special standards and rules, depending on their specialty. A lawyer can go over the specifics with you.

Do you believe your child suffered a birth injury due to a negligent doctor? You may want to contact a plaintiff's attorney that focuses his practice on medical malpractice and birth injuries to discuss your options. It may seem uncouth, to think about filing a lawsuit over your child's injury but it is important that you keep in mind that your child will need substantial funds to provide for her long-term care. Government programs are woefully insufficient; you will need to find that money somewhere. A lawyer can help you get compensation from the person and entity that is most responsible for your child's injuries.

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