Does your child suffer from cerebral palsy? If so, you may be able to file a claim against a hospital or staff if their negligence caused the injury.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

New Born Infant with Cerebral PalsyCerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that affects muscle movement and brain function. While the symptoms can range from mild to severe, they generally result in difficulty walking, muscle spasms, decreased coordination, seizures, hearing and vision problems, and even mental retardation.

What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is often caused by an injury to the child that occurs during birth. This can be the result of negligence during the delivery, which is a type of medical malpractice. Things that can cause Cerebral Palsy during the birth process include:

  • Premature birth
  • Lack of oxygen during birth
  • Use of forceps during delivery
  • Unnecessary use of a vacuum during delivery
  • Being caught by the umbilical cord
  • Being stuck in the birth canal
  • Bleeding in the brain after birth
  • Seizures after birth
  • Breathing and circulation issues after birth

What Legal Steps Should I Take?

personal-injury-lawyerIf any of these descriptions fit your situation, your child’s Cerebral Palsy may be a result of medical malpractice, please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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