Kankakee Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
There are many dangers associated with the birthing process, but relatively few have lifelong consequences for mother or child. One of the irreversible effects of a poorly executed delivery is cerebral palsy. This condition causes damage to the child’s motor control centers and affects the ability to move and function normally. Cerebral palsy is a condition that envelops many different types of birth defects, but none of them has a known cure.
If your child has been a victim of medical malpractice that resulted in a birth injury, you may be able to hold the negligent medical professional accountable for his or her actions. Contact the Kankakee cerebral palsy attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 for information regarding your rights to legal action against the responsible party.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
The most obvious signs that a baby has been affected by cerebral palsy are:
- Irregular posture
- Muscle tone
- Bone and joint deformities
- Uncontrollable spasms
- Tight muscles
Because many of the symptoms of cerebral palsy manifest later or are associated with functions of older children, it may not be immediately obvious that your child has acquired this condition.
There are many ways in which medical malpractice can lead to the development of cerebral palsy, such as:
- Failure to ensure that the baby has enough oxygen
- Inability to remove the baby from the birth canal
- Improper use of forceps
- Failure to fix an umbilical cord condition
- Failure to recognize unusual positioning during the birth
Human error that leads to a lifelong birth defect for your child should not be tolerated. If your child has been affected by cerebral palsy because of a medical professional’s negligence, contact the Kankakee cerebral palsy attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 to speak to qualified lawyer about your legal options.