Cerebral Palsy Attorney Corpus Christi
Legal Advice after a Birth Injury
Learning that your child has been diagnosed with a neurological condition such as cerebral palsy is devastating. Though many children with cerebral palsy live long and full lives, others are saddled with complications that inhibit their quality of life and require a lifetime of medical care. After a cerebral palsy diagnosis, a million thoughts rush through family members’ heads, including "What caused this?"
If you’ve found yourself in this position, and believe a physician error during the labor and / or delivery of your baby caused your child’s cerebral palsy, attorney Scott Nelson, located in Corpus Christi, would like to speak with you. His law firm represents clients throughout South Texas who have fallen victim to medical malpractice or negligence. Please contact The Law Office of Scott A. Nelson to learn more about filing a claim on behalf of your child.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
There are several causes of cerebral palsy, some that can be prevented and some that cannot. Generally, the cause of cerebral palsy is a brain injury sustained before, during, or immediately after delivery. Brain injury is often the result of lack of oxygen. When the brain does not receive enough oxygen, brain cells will die. Brain damage can also be caused by trauma to the head.
Though cerebral palsy may be a hereditary condition or the result of a birth defect, cerebral palsy attorney Scott Nelson, serving Corpus Christi and nearby South Texas areas, handles cases caused by medical error or negligence. This means that a medical professional failed to properly do his or her job during labor and delivery, deviating from the standard of care and causing the child to suffer brain damage or trauma. Examples of physician error include the failure to identify or treat fetal distress, the failure to perform a necessary C-section, and improper use of a vacuum or forceps during delivery.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
The symptoms of cerebral palsy vary, depending on the area of the brain that has been injured. The most common symptoms of cerebral palsy are delayed development (i.e., reaching milestones such as rolling over, crawling, or talking), impaired muscle control, and abnormal muscle tone. Other symptoms include problems with vision, hearing, or coordination.
If your child is displaying one or more of these symptoms and you believe he or she may have developed cerebral palsy because of a physician error, contact attorney Scott Nelson today.
How Our Attorney Can Help
If your child’s condition was caused by a doctor error, that doctor should be held accountable for his or her actions. Attorney Scott Nelson will prove that the doctor who delivered your child acted in a way that was dangerous or negligent, thereby causing harm to your child. If the judge or jury decides in your favor, you and your child could be awarded significant financial compensation to pay for medical bills, special equipment, caretakers, and pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice cases, especially cerebral palsy claims, are extremely complex and sensitive. Scott Nelson and his support staff will approach your case with the utmost respect and compassion during this difficult time. Our entire firm is committed to helping you achieve a satisfactory case outcome so you and your child can move forward and achieve some sense of resolution after a birth injury.
Contact Our Cerebral Palsy Attorney
If your labor and delivery were complicated by physician negligence, resulting in your child being born with cerebral palsy, attorney Scott Nelson, serving Corpus Christi and surrounding Texas communities, would like to speak with you. Contact The Law Office of Scott A. Nelson today.