2 Types of Birth Injuries That Can Cause Cerebral Palsy

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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
November 15, 2023

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects your motor skills. The disability affects everyone differently and will often require physical therapy and an assistive device for getting around. It most commonly affects children and can even be the direct result of a birth injury.

There are two primary types of birthing injuries that are known to cause cerebral palsy. When the recklessness of your healthcare professional results in your child’s diagnosis, you are entitled to file a claim for financial compensation. If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis is the direct result of a birthing injury caused by negligence, we advise you to reach out to a dedicated representative from Davis & Davis today. 

2 Types of Birth Injuries That Can Cause Cerebral Palsy

The two main types of birth injuries that are known to cause cerebral palsy include: 

Failure to Monitor

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals have the duty to monitor both the mother and the baby during the birthing process. This includes fetal heart monitoring as well as the position of the child. The position of the child should be rear-facing with their head down. Any variation of this position should be actively monitored and used to inform the birthing method. Without adequate monitoring, your child can be born breech and develop injuries to their neck, head, and brain. 

Monitoring allows your doctor to understand when a Cesarean section is necessary and if you or your child are experiencing any problems. 

Improper Forcep Usage

Birthing tools are sometimes used to help assist in the delivery process. Common tools include forceps. When used incorrectly or with too strong of a force, forceps can injure your child’s neck, head, and spine. This force can result in the development of cerebral palsy as well as other motor disabilities and even paralysis. 

How a Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

When your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy after a birth injury, a medical malpractice attorney from Davis & Davis can help you get the results your family needs. This includes handling all aspects of your claim, like the filing process, the negotiation process, and more. We are here to help collect any relevant evidence to demonstrate your child’s birth injury is the direct result of your healthcare provider’s negligent behavior. 

We understand how important financial compensation and justice can be after a medical malpractice injury, which is why we fight so hard to recover the economic and non-economic damages your family deserves. Cerebral palsy can require lifelong assistance, care, and medical equipment, which can be quite costly. We are here to help fight for your rights and to protect your child’s future. 

Schedule Your Free Consultation With a Dedicated Attorney Today

When it comes to your child’s well-being, trust matters most. At Davis & Davis, our dedicated Texas birth injury lawyers understand the importance of that trust. We’ve been standing up for victims of medical malpractice for decades, and we’re ready to stand up for you and your child today. With a track record of over 300 successful jury trials, we have the necessary expertise to handle your claim with confidence. Our commitment to your case is unwavering, and you don’t pay us unless we win for you. 

If you’re seeking the compensation you deserve and the peace of mind you need, don’t hesitate. Contact us today at (888) 522-9444 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation. Let us be the champions of your rights, so you can focus on what matters most – your family’s future.

John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

November 15 2023

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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