Cerebral palsy is a condition where the brain is unable to properly control the body's movement or overall posture. Cerebral palsy can occur due to a variety of different reasons, but one of the most common is losing oxygen to the brain. Cerebral palsy can be seen in babies and infants if something went wrong during the birthing process that caused a reduction in oxygen to the brain. Did you recently give birth to a child who has this condition? Do you believe the doctors and nurses made a mistake that might have led to your child developing cerebral palsy? If so, you might be able to obtain financial compensation. Here are just some of the ways that a poor delivery process could cause a birth injury leading to cerebral palsy.
The Umbilical Cord Was Not Handled Properly
Babies come out of the womb with the umbilical cord still attached and it's up to the doctor to cut the cord. Sometimes babies can get tangled up in the cord while in the womb and an especially bad scenario might occur if this entanglement occurs in a way that partially obstructs the baby's airflow. If the baby comes out tangled, it's up to the doctors to get the situation under control quickly and do what they can to ensure that your baby can breathe. If mistakes are made during this process and the cord is allowed to wrap around the baby's neck, it's possible the reduction in airflow could cause brain damage.
Improper Handling Leading to Stroke or Internal Bleeding
Pulling a baby out of the womb is easier said than done and even the most veteran doctors may struggle from time to time. But the situation you want to avoid is one where the baby is somehow mishandled. A baby's head can be very fragile in the first moments after birth and if the doctor accidentally pushes or pulls the baby's head too hard or bumps the baby into the hospital equipment, it's possible an injury could occur. Internal bleeding inside the cranium or a stroke may occur due to mishandling and this can lead to a birth injury that will develop into cerebral palsy.
Not Responding Fast Enough
You as a mother can literally feel if something is wrong with your baby while it's in the womb. If your baby is kicking or seems otherwise distressed, tell your doctor immediately. If a situation arises where the baby was clearly distressed but the doctors did not act quickly enough, this could result in an injury to the baby.
Contact a birth injury lawyer today if you believe your baby or infant has been affected by a birth injury.Share
17 June 2020
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