The term cerebral palsy refers to a motor coordination impairment caused by an injury to the brain, which controls both voluntary movement and coordination. It is characterized by either weakness or stiffness of the arms and legs and can be associated with seizures and/or some degree of mental retardation. If you child has developed cerebral palsy due to a birth injury, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against the medical professional or medical facility responsible for delivering your baby.
By taking legal action, you can recover the compensation you need to care for your child and his or her injuries both now and in the future. Find out if you have a legal case when you contact McGuire Law PLC to discuss your options at no cost.
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Because cerebral palsy will result in life-long consequences to both the baby and the family, a cerebral palsy diagnosis requires a careful investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding the labor and delivery to determine if hypoxia or asphyxia could have been prevented. In many cases, evidence in the medical records, including the fetal monitoring strips, will show significant problems during labor that should have led to an earlier delivery, which would have prevented cerebral palsy.
An experienced Iowa medical malpractice attorney can review your case, investigate the steps that were taken during the delivery process, and collect the evidence needed to file a birth injury claim against the doctor or hospital. With the help of a skilled attorney, your chances of recovering maximum compensation increase greatly.
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