Dean Caras & Associates Cerebral Palsy
By Dean Caras.
Cerebral palsy is a condition that may occur as the result of an injury sustained at birth. Not all cases of Cerebral Palsy are considered the same, as some are more serious than others; however, an individual diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, in particular a baby or small child, may have been found to have damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain, resulting in difficulty walking, problems with posture, disturbances in sensation and perception, and many other medical complications. One occurrence of Cerebral Palsy can be attributed to inadequate oxygen supply to the brain during childbirth, and cannot be prevented by medical intervention during delivery.
However, there are also a multitude of medical errors that can lead to Cerebral Palsy. These include waiting too long to perform a Caesarean section and failing to diagnose fetal distress. In such a cases where in Cerebral Palsy was entirely preventable by medical professionals, it may be considered a traumatic condition and lead to very expensive treatments. A 2003 study found that the average lifetime economic cost for people with Cerebral Palsy is $921,000.
If your newborn baby or child suffers from Cerebral Palsy as a result of a medical error that occurred during delivery, contact Caras Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Dean Caras and his associates will work with you to see that you receive proper compensation for the medical and financial burdens that you or a loved one may be struggling with as the result of improper medical care or treatment.