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Did Doctor Error Cause Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy? Caring Annapolis Cerebral Palsy Lawyers at Hyatt & Weber Will Help


According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 10,000 infants in the United States develop cerebral palsy annually. Cerebral palsy is a birth injury that affects the brain and parts of the nervous system. The injury may later impair the infant’s movement, vision, hearing, and learning abilities. Despite medical advancements, 10 to 40 percent of children with cerebral palsy do not survive into adulthood due to medical and functional issues.

It was previously thought by the medical community that the primary cause of cerebral palsy was asphyxiation during childbirth. Although this is still considered a relatively common cause, advances in technology have brought other causes of cerebral palsy to light. The most common causes of cerebral palsy include:

  • Asphyxiation before birth or during delivery
  • Hypoxia before birth or during delivery
  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Premature child birth
  • Trauma during labor and delivery

Since children can develop cerebral palsy between pregnancy and young childhood, it is possible that your OB/GYN or your child’s pediatrician caused or was negligent in some way. For example, your OB/GYN may have mistreated or failed to diagnose an infection during pregnancy, leading to the disorder’s development. In other cases, the hospital’s maternity staff may have failed to provide the proper intensive care for your infant, or they may have failed to properly monitor your premature infant, leading to a higher chance of neurological disorders. If your child’s pediatrician failed to diagnose cerebral palsy in a timely manner, subsequent prolonged mistreatment may have worsened the extent of your child’s developmental disabilities.

How can a Annapolis cerebral palsy lawyers at Hyatt & Weber Injury Law help if you suspect medical malpractice caused your child’s cerebral palsy?

  • One of our experienced Annapolis cerebral palsy lawyers will analyze your child’s medical records to determine whether malpractice may have occurred.
  • You will learn what exactly constitutes medical malpractice and receive outlines of your case’s likely outcomes.
  • The medical malpractice lawyers at Hyatt & Weber will litigate on your behalf to prove that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused or worsened by a doctor’s negligence.
  • You may receive compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced, as well as for your child’s future medical costs.

In the event that you suspect medical malpractice associated with your child’s neurological disorder, please contact the Annapolis Cerebral Palsy lawyers at Hyatt & Weber today. Our Annapolis cerebral palsy attorneys are dedicated to working closely with clients and paying close attention to the details associated with medical records. If there is a possibility one of your doctors was negligent regarding your child’s cerebral palsy, we are ready to help you obtain justice. We represent clients throughout Maryland, including Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Waldorf in Charles County, and Bowie in Prince George’s County.

Cerebral Palsy Expenses

One important factor to consider when deciding whether to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is the long-term expense of treating your child’s cerebral palsy. There is not one “right” treatment for cerebral palsy, which means it may take a trial-and-error technique to find the combination of treatments to best help your child.

Effective cerebral palsy treatments include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Communication Aids
  • Mechanical Aids
  • Medication
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Surgery

Over the years, these treatments can take a toll financially, even if health insurance is covering some of these treatment methods. If your OB/GYN or pediatrician was negligent, the projected total of these costs should play a major role in your Maryland birth injury lawsuit. Your Hyatt & Weber birth injury lawyer has the experience to project these potential costs and develop litigation that will help you sustain the best possible long-term care for your child’s cerebral palsy.

Meet with Hyatt & Weber Today

Please call us today at 866-590-8719 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation with our Anne Arundel County and Prince George’s County medical malpractice lawyers. We will dedicate ourselves to determining if you have a viable medical malpractice suit and helping you obtain justice and compensation for any medical negligence.

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