Hemiplegia Cases in Iowa
Is Your Child Suffering the Effects of Medical Malpractice?
Spastic hemiplegia is a form of
cerebral palsy which affects half of the body with weakness. Hemiplegia is caused by
brain damage that occurred in the womb or during birth. It can manifest
right away or several months after birth. Infections in the mother during
pregnancy can cause brain damage to the unborn child and lead to hemiplegia.
If medical personnel applied too much force on a child during birth, the
head could have been injured, affecting the brain and causing the hemiplegia.
Babies who appear normal at birth may sometimes be discovered to have
spastic hemiplegia when they are around four or five months old. Awkward
hand movements and developmental delay are two signs parents should look
for if they suspect their baby may have hemiplegia.
If you have a child who is demonstrating problems with hand movements and
contact an experienced Iowa birth injury attorney from McGuire Law, PLC for an assessment of the facts surrounding your
child's birth and possible case for medical malpractice.
What are the effects of hemiplegia?
Someone with hemiplegia may have considerable difficulties, ranging from
mild to severe. This injury can cause trouble with all of the following actions:
It can also lead to stiffness and weakness of muscles on one side of the
body and developmental delays. Other developmental effects are limb deformities
and vision problems. Some individuals with spastic hemiplegia may experience seizures.
Approximately a quarter of all children with spastic hemiplegia have an
IQ below 70 and would be considered mentally retarded. Physical therapy
is the standard treatment for spastic hemiplegia, which is aimed at strengthening
the muscles and preventing further muscle stiffening. Medication and surgery
are also possible solutions.
Iowa Birth Injury Attorney Advocating for Birth Injury Victims
Was your child's hemiplegia caused by negligent medical personnel who
did not take the proper care when delivering the baby? If so, it is important
for you to take immediate action, especially since your child's condition
will likely put your family in financial and emotional hardship. Your
child may require lifelong care for this condition and be unable to enjoy
the quality of life expected of someone without this injury.
If you are pursuing compensation for your current and future medical costs
and for other damages, you are strongly advised to work with a knowledgeable
Iowa medical malpractice lawyer. Our dedicated attorney can meticulously
review the medical records of your baby's birth and put together a
strong case for you to be able to recover damages.Taking Action Against
the Negligent Medical Professional or Facility
Taking Action Against the Negligent Medical Professional or Facility
Our legal team has been helping families affected by birth injuries for
many years, and we look forward to assisting you as well.
Contact McGuire Law, PLC if your baby was born with hemiplegia due to negligence
on the part of medical personnel. We serve clients in and around Mason City!