When it comes to delivering babies, medical technology and knowledge have seen huge advances over the years. Today, doctors and nurses have amazing imaging equipment which can present lifelike images of a fetus inside the womb, medications which can assist in a variety of pregnancy difficulties and emergency techniques which have saved countless babies’ and mothers’ lives. Unfortunately, even with all of these advances, some babies in Norcross, GA still suffer disorders such as cerebral palsy, and this is often brought on by medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is always devastating, but when it causes a baby to develop cerebral palsy, it can be even more so. Cerebral palsy can lead to brain and nervous system disorders, and it may even cause infections within the mother before childbirth. Additionally, individuals with cerebral palsy often go on to exhibit signs of muscle rigidity, tremors and seizures and learning disabilities. While cerebral palsy typically develops in a baby while still in the womb, there are incidents of it occurring up to two years after birth.
Cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice can occur in a variety of ways. For instance, if a baby is left inside the birth canal for a prolonged period of time, oxygen can be cut off and cause the disorder to form. In addition, a prolapsed umbilical cord which has wrapped around a baby’s neck in the womb may also cut off oxygen. Doctors who improperly use forceps or vacuum extraction or who fail to notice or treat signs of an irregular heartbeat or jaundice may also cause cerebral palsy.
In cases such as those mentioned above, the delivering doctor, and any other involved medical staff, may be guilty of medical malpractice. In these cases, parents of the affected child may be due compensation, and this compensation can be used to pay for any medical bills associated with the treatment of the child’s condition. Unfortunately, many Norcross, GA residents who have been the victims of medical malpractice which resulted in cerebral palsy are unsure of where to turn for help. These individuals may also be facing pressure from a doctor or hospital to cease any requests they may have for compensation.
Thankfully, Norcross, GA residents can turn to Eric J. Hertz and the Hertz Law Firm for help. Eric J. Hertz and his professional staff of legal experts are available to help parents and children affected by medical malpractice, and he can help you seek the compensation you deserve. The Hertz Law Firm has the resources available to fully investigate any claims of medical malpractice which have resulted in cerebral palsy, and if needed, it can pursue those responsible in court to ensure that justice is served.
If you or a loved one has been affected by cerebral palsy which was caused by medical malpractice, please visit www.hertz-law.com today. There, you can find out more information on the services Eric J. Hertz provides, and you can also find out more information on how the Hertz Law Firm can help you seek the compensation you and your child deserve.