You May Be Entitled To Compensation If Your Child Was Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy

New Mexico Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

Standing Up for Birth Injury Victims in Albuquerque, NM

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe some type of error or malpractice may have been involved, it is important to talk to a New Mexico birth injury lawyer about your concerns.

At Tom Rhodes Law Firm, we offer a free initial consultation to talk about your child’s diagnosis. We can answer your questions and can also offer helpful information related to the types of malpractice that may lead to this serious condition. If you have grounds for a claim, we can work with you to hold the at-fault doctor or medical facility accountable.

The symptoms of cerebral palsy can be treated, but there is no cure at this time. Your child may require lifelong care, and our goal is to secure a settlement or award that will make this possible. Your child’s future is our primary concern, and we will use all of our experience and resources to pursue maximum financial compensation.

To learn more, call (505) 544-4088. We are standing by to answer your questions.

Cerebral Palsy: Causes & Treatment

Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of neurological disorders that affect muscle coordination and body movement. Cerebral palsy may range in severity from patient to patient, affecting movement and posture and sometimes also leading to intellectual disabilities, seizures, and other medical disorders.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cerebral palsy is estimated to occur in approximately 3.3 out of every 1,000 live births. Cerebral palsy occurs when the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain that directs muscle movement, is underdeveloped or injured.

While a single, specific cause has not been widely recognized by the medical community, the following are potential causes of cerebral palsy that may be associated with medical malpractice:

  • Lack of oxygen during labor or delivery
  • Being pulled from the birth canal with too much force
  • Vacuum or forceps injuries
  • Prolonged labor (lasting 18 hours or more)
  • Delayed C-section
  • Improper fetal monitoring

Treatment for cerebral palsy may include medication, surgery, and supportive treatment to help a patient improve motor functions and communicate. This care can be extremely costly, and may be required for the rest of your child’s life. Make sure you pursue compensation to pay for these and other expenses.

Contact a New Mexico cerebral palsy attorney at (505) 544-4088 to learn more about this birth injury and how we can help you and your child.

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