South Carolina Birth Injury Lawyers
An estimated 8,000 children are born each year in the U.S. with cerebral palsy. In some cases this is due to an avoidable medical mistake.
Cerebral palsy, or CP, is a group of chronic conditions that affect body movement and muscle coordination. Damage to the brain occurring from fetal development to infancy often causes these conditions.
If your child has cerebral palsy, medical malpractice or negligence on the part of the physician may have directly contributed to your baby’s birth injury.
Common medical mistakes that lead to cerebral palsy:
- Improper or Excessive Use of Vacuum Extractors
- Failure to Perform Needed C-Sections
- Misreading or Misinterpreting Electronic Monitors
- Failure to Respond to Fetal Heart Rate Changes
- Failure to Quickly Identify and Treat Jaundice and Meningitis
Doctors and nurses caring for a pregnant mother and an unborn child have a responsibility to provide safe and effective care before, during, and after birth. If they do not do so, they can be held legally liable for any injuries that occurred as a result of their failure to provide proper care.
If your child has suffered from cerebral palsy due to a birth injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation and damages for:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Bills
- Permanent Disability
- Special Equipment
- Lifetime Benefits
A personal injury lawyer can assist you in filing your claim. You will need a lawyer with knowledge of medical malpractice areas like birth injury, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and pharmaceutical errors to handle your case. Attorneys with experience in birth injury litigation like the lawyers at Harris & Graves can help you pursue lifetime benefits for the care of your child.
Cerebral palsy resources for citizens of Columbia, Greenville, Conway, Orangeburg, Myrtle Beach, and surrounding South Carolina areas:
AFFNET.UCP – United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina – located in West Columbia
HANDSONHEALTH-SC – Cerebral Palsy Services for Greenville
DDSN.SC – South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – located in Columbia
CNSFOUNDATION – Children’s Neurological Solutions Foundation