Dealing with Accident Recovery: Tips and Strategies for the Injured

Hi! My name is Sam, and I started this blog to help other injured people. Before you start reading, let me tell you a little about myself. Ten years ago, I slipped on a slice of fruit in a grocery store. My leg slid out from under me, and in a freak twist, it was rendered useless. I could no longer work and struggled with intense pain every day. Luckily, I found an accident and injury attorney who was able to get me the compensation I needed to cover my medical bills and my lost time at work. However, while I waited for the settlement to come through, I had to get creative physically and financially. This blog is dedicated to anyone who is in that limbo position. I hope the posts here help you decide what to do while you wait for the results of your trial.

Tips For Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Birth Trauma Has Caused Cerebral Palsy


If your baby has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it is important to understand that it may not have had anything to do with what you did or did not do. Specifically, you may have obtained prenatal care early in your pregnancy and maintained it throughout your pregnancy, consistently eaten right and taken the best possible care of yourself and the baby and still had a baby born with cerebral palsy.

Unfortunately, a common cause of cerebral palsy is a lack of oxygen at birth and that can be caused by the doctor's malpractice. Symptoms may not be apparent at birth and may only fully manifest at age three or four in distinct symptoms:

  • Constantly tight muscles

  • Chronic muscular spasms

  • Brain damage

  • Developmental delays

Know Why Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy

It is important to note that although many cases of cerebral palsy occur as the result of a birth or labor trauma, there are also other causes, like premature delivery and severe jaundice during infancy.  As a result, it is important to note that your child's Cerebral Palsy could be your doctor's fault if they:

  • Did not detect a maternal infection that could impact the baby, during pregnancy or birth

  • Did not monitor the heart beat of the baby during labor and birth or did not do so often enough

  • Ignored or was not aware of a prolapsed umbilical cord

  • Did not take measures for a cesarean delivery as birth or labor problems occurred

  • failed to use or used improperly tools like vacuum, or forceps

Choose A Lawyer With Experience Relating To Medical Malpractice

Given that today the field of personal injury is as vast as it is, it only makes sense that some lawyers will have more experience in one aspect of it than others. In this context, it is necessary for you to choose an attorney who has experience with medical practice and if possible, birth traumas or mistakes that led to long-term health issues for the baby.

Shockingly, 1,500 children under the age of 5 are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year, in addition to approximately 10,000 infants. In any given year, no less than 764,000 Americans have it in any given year. Therefore, its diagnosis presents a very complicated and complex legal situation that requires experience to be able to win, since a common issue is establishing the cause and severity of the illness.

In conclusion, cerebral palsy is a chronic and severe problem that your son or daughter will live with for the rest of their lives. If evidence suggests that your physician made a mistake during your labor or birth that caused your child to be injured, it is essential to get your child the justice they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney is the best person to do so, so do not wait any longer to contact one.


17 June 2015