Did a Birth Injury Cause Your Child's Cerebral Palsy?

If your child’s cerebral palsy is one of thousands each year caused by preventable medical mistakes, they could be eligible for a significant financial award to help with treatment & rehabilitation

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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits

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:

  • Medical Bills
  • Future Treatment
  • Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Lost Earnings
  • Lost Time for Family
  • Pain & Suffering
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Medical mistakes during the delivery process may be obvious, or so minor that they can’t be detected without a thorough review of the birth records. Therefore, it’s important to have an attorney skilled in birth injury litigation investigate your case.

There are many possible causes of cerebral palsy . Some of the medical mistakes that may contribute to these include:
  • Delayed birth causing oxygen deprivation
  • Delivery drug (Pitocin) overdose
  • Excessive trauma during birth
  • Unprepared, premature or multiple birth
  • Failure to detect drop in heart rate
  • Severe infant jaundice
  • Meconium contamination
$14.5M Pennsylvania Verdict
August 2017

PA family awarded $14.5 million in 2017 for cerebral palsy linked to excessive use of the delivery drug Pitocin. 

$12M Pitocin Settlement
Spring 2017

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.

$7.27M Oxygen Deprivation

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.

$14.5M Delayed C-Section
Ohio 2014

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.

$8.87M Delayed Birth

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.

Spastic & non-spastic

Types of Cerebral Palsy

I. Spastic (pyramidal) cerebral palsy – the most common type of CP characterized by stiff or tight muscles in certain parts of the body that are unable to relax. May be further classified as:
  • Hemiplegia or diplegia – one arm and leg, or both arms or both legs
  • Monoplegia – one arm or one leg affected
  • Quadriplegia – both arms and legs affected
  • Triplegia – both arms and one leg, or both legs and one arm affected
II. Non-spastic (extrapyramidal) cerebral palsy – less common form of cerebral palsy in which muscles fluctuate between tense and relaxed. May be classified as:
  • Dyskinetic – uncontrollable movements caused by changes from tight to loose muscle tone
  • Hyperkinetic – otherwise tense muscles are relaxed during sleep with some involuntary jerking
  • Dystonic – the body and neck remain in a stiff position
  • Ataxic – rare form involving abnormal movements, balance and coordination of entire body 
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The Cost of Cerebral Palsy

A recent study by the United States Centers for Disease Control found that the average lifetime cost of caring for a child with cerebral palsy exceeds $1.4 million when adjusted for present day value, not even including normal living expenses.
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