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Medical Malpractice Is A Common Cause Of Cerebral Palsy

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When a cerebral palsy diagnosis is made, it could be the case that medical malpractice is to blame. Medical errors leading to cerebral palsy can occur during pregnancy, labor and birth. They can also occur immediately following the birth when doctors and nurses fail to provide the proper medical care due to inaction, by failing to prevent an injury, or by making a mistake that causes harm.

The Lancione Law Firm, is one of the leading medical malpractice and birth injury law firms in Ohio. John Lancione has nearly 30 years of experience and a special interest in birth injury cases involving cerebral palsy. John Lancione obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. John has the skills and legal resources to prove fault in medical malpractice claims resulting in cerebral palsy.

If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy could have been avoided if standard medical procedures had been followed, call our lawyers for a free consultation at 440-331-6100 or contact us online.

What Is Cerebral Palsy? What Causes The Condition?

Cerebral palsy is a medical term used to reference a group of disorders typically related to an individual’s inability to control their motor function. Typically, cerebral palsy is categorized into four types: spastic cerebral palsy, athetoid or dyskinetic cerebral palsy, ataxic cerebral palsy or mixed forms of cerebral palsy.

The symptoms of cerebral palsy can range from mild to severe. While there can be genetic factors that contribute to cerebral palsy, often it is caused by oxygen deprivation, head trauma or brain injury during the birthing process. Some common medical errors that lead to cerebral palsy include:

  • The failure to recognize and treat infant seizures
  • Failure to perform a C-section when a fetus is in distress
  • Excessive use of a vacuum extractor
  • Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Improper use of delivery forceps
  • Improper response to precarious vital signs
  • Failure to recognize fetal distress
  • Failure to diagnose and treat jaundice or meningitis
  • Delayed delivery
  • Failure to recognize preeclampsia

The medical care for children and adults diagnosed with cerebral palsy can be financially and emotionally challenging. Cerebral palsy can require a lifetime of medical care to deal with the physical disorders as well as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists and physical therapists.

With Us, Your Case Will Be Trial-Ready Even If You Choose To Settle.

At The Lancione Law Firm, we have an 80 year legacy of Ohio birth injury wins. John Lancione has successfully settled numerous cerebral palsy cases, and has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts for families with medical malpractice claims.

When you select John Lancione of The Lancione Law Firm, you can be confident knowing he will take every measure possible to protect your best interests in seeking a full financial recovery.

We invite you to call our Rocky River or Cleveland offices at 440-331-6100 or contact us online at any time. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Columbus, Toledo, Rocky River, Springfield, Canton, Dayton, Hamilton, Parma, Cincinnati, Akron and Youngstown and other communities throughout Ohio.

 

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