Unfortunately, approximately 1 in 10 cases of cerebral palsy can be linked to mistakes by doctors, nurses, hospital staff or caregivers. In these instances, the family can seek compensation for everything connected to a child’s disability, including:
PA family awarded $14.5 million in 2017 for cerebral palsy linked to excessive use of the delivery drug Pitocin.
Cerebral palsy lawsuit settled for $12 million in 2017 after doctors and hospital staff administered excessive dosages of Pitocin and ignored a weakened heart rate.
2016 cerebral palsy lawsuit settled for $7.27 million after staff delayed care for a newborn who suffered eight minutes of oxygen deprivation during delivery.
A jury in Ohio in 2014 awarded $14.5 million from a hospital to the family of a boy whose cerebral palsy was linked to a delayed birth before emergency cesarean section.
In 2013, $8.87 million was awarded to the family of a girl who suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy after her mother was convinced to return home and delay her birth until the next day.
The Cerebral Palsy Help Center is a free service for those families coping with a child’s serious birth injury or brain damage caused by the preventable negligence of hospitals and their staff.
The CP Help Center is a collection of lawyers, writers, health providers, volunteers and web experts seeking to provide the latest news about cerebral palsy treatments, research and litigation through a partnership with the DrugNews Center.
The family advocates at the CP Help Center work only with lawyers around the country that have handled thousands of birth injury and medical negligence lawsuits to ensure your case is handled quickly and effectively. Contact us today to see how we can help you.