Cerebral palsy has various causes, including congenital ones. But problems, especially lack of oxygen, immediately before, during, or after birth are also common causes. It can take years to recognize that your child has cerebral palsy, but you probably want to know how it happened. And if it was caused by careless mistakes of a doctor or hospital, you may be entitled to money to pay the high costs that will be necessary to care for your child. Contact Davis & Davis and ask to speak with a competent Houston, Texas cerebral palsy lawyer who can help you fight for your rightful compensation, every step of the way.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy & How Our Houston, Texas Lawyer Can Help
The condition varies widely in its effect on the body. Generally, messages from the brain to the rest of the body are disrupted. The use of muscles is affected, but the severity can extend to mental retardation. Unfortunately, there are a variety of errors that can lead to a baby developing cerebral palsy. Just some of those errors are as follows:
- Failing to perform a cesarean section in a timely manner
- Failing to diagnose infection in the mother during childbirth
- Leaving the child in the birth canal for too long
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum
- Failure to properly monitor fetal heart rate and respond appropriately
- Failing to treat seizures following delivery
- Failing to recognize and handle a prolapsed umbilical cord
You will need an experienced medical malpractice attorney to explore the cause of your child’s illness and whether you have a strong legal case against any responsible party. Davis & Davis is one of the only firms in the area handling such cases. We have the experience and resources to be successful.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Texas is, traditionally, two years, leaving accident victims and their families two years from the date the malpractice occurred to take legal action against the liable doctor. A Harris County, Texas medical malpractice lawyer from our firm is prepared to help you today.
Contact a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Today
Your child will need treatment and accommodations. We cannot reverse the damage completely but funding for your expenses can make life a little easier. For an appointment, contact us online today so we can listen to your story and fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf. Davis & Davis proudly accepts referrals from Texas attorneys and law firms nationwide.