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What are the birth injury symptoms of cerebral palsy?

For most expectant mothers, the thought of bringing a new life into the world is fraught with a fair amount of anxiety. There's a lot that can go wrong with a pregnancy, labor and delivery. However, when a birth injury occurs because a medical professional did not meet the standard of care, it can be devastating to the family.

Missed Signs Of Uterine Rupture, Delayed C-Section

Baby Noah will require around-the-clock care for the rest of his life, according to court documents, because of a serious brain injury he suffered during birth. His mother had already been diagnosed as having a high-risk pregnancy that could result in uterine rupture based on her medical history, but when she arrived at the hospital in severe pain at 35 weeks, no one alerted her treating obstetrician.

Delayed C-Section Deprived Baby Of Oxygen

A 4-year-old boy is dealing with cerebral palsy and serious developmental delays according to attorneys for his family in a recent birth injury lawsuit against St. Luke's Hospital. During birth, the boy was deprived of oxygen to the extent that his mother's physician should have ordered an emergency C-section. The failure to do so and attempted vaginal birth ultimately led to the complications that cost the boy a substantial portion of his health.

Family Wins Birth Trauma Settlement For Son With CP

When it comes to their children, often parents just seem to know when something is not right. When Haiden Rivera was born, his mother knew something just wasn't quite right. He was born at 37 weeks at Fort Hood's Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. The doctor's confirmed Haiden's mother's intuition shortly after his birth - her newborn had suffered serious brain damage and it was highly likely that he would develop cerebral palsy as a result.

Is A C-Section The Safest Way To Deliver Your Baby?

This website and blog is dedicated to providing information to families and expecting mothers about birth trauma and birth injury. One of the most well-known birth injuries is cerebral palsy. There are many variables that contribute to the occurrence of CP, including missteps during delivery that can cause damage to an infant's brain through oxygen deprivation.

How Much Will It Cost To Raise My Child With Cerebral Palsy?

Part of the challenge of determining how much compensation you are entitled to after a birth injury causes cerebral palsy is determining how much it will cost to raise your child. Birth injury lawsuits do not just cover the cost of past care, but also future care. How much more money will you spend over the course of your child's life because of the cerebral palsy diagnosis?


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